Food for Thought

Desperate businessman counting his small change

Food for Thought

Beef serves life in the slam
noodles are shriveled and bagged
the taste of syrup and bread
bologna is fried lonely genetically
preserved fruit bath dirty in a can

These are things I know

The cheese is thick poor born eat
grits the pain grips when the bills
hit coupons make the cashier mad

Faucets pour lead
roof has shaky legs
landlord is slum says his family is moving in
if he smells a rotten egg

Paper and plastic just trash
triggers are pulled fast
crumbs long ago devoured
by the roaches and rats

Living wage for none
two jobs a must
retirement a joke told bad
and the rent is due again

These are things I know,
always have!

© Demitri Tyler

Excerpt from the book “Measuring For Balance”
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Photo Credit: © Wavebreak Media Ltd/Veer/Corbis

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