Poverty.

The gas man roared,
Smashed in the door
Today.

The electric man shamed, disgraced
Daylight
Today.
He pulverized, then squeezed out life
Flickering through the
Fuses.

The policeman gashed his arm
Today,
Biting, fighting, wounded women:
Clawing, crawling, crying
Over their drunken
Lover.

The razored girl slashed her wrists
Today.
Never wanting to breathe, gulp through
Another.
Cassiestar Cassiestar
56-60, M
Sep 9, 2012