Philip Jarrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'poverty' (2)

the toys you never won

 

there was chesapeake and i learned to spell the name on the yellow paper and i put my name and chesapeake and west virginia and i wrote them down and that was the name and i was there and living in it and being in it before i knew what it was called by people who were not in it and the noise and i lived above levin’s discount in three rooms with my brother and my mother and my father and he was the one and there was yelling all the…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on January 15, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

the poor are breeding stock

the welfare and food stamps

the rich dole out to these sows and studs

serves as the paddock’s lock

and the lure to lead them up the ramp

so the ones with promise

can be separated from the duds

each season they trim their herd

this one has a beauty

worth cultivating

this one is tall and quick enough

to play pro ball

here is a voice to make them even richer

if they decide to let it be heard

a few with minds worth…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on November 4, 2012 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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