House One: I’m sure at one point you were beautiful. But someone came and took and took without giving back, and now you’re but frame and sheet rock.… Read more “House Hunting”
Electricity changes from month to month, But, on average: 100…Maybe. Garbage: 20 Phone: 48 Car Insurance…we’ve been in too many wrecks. Medication: 50 something That changes all… Read more “Budget”
You think me foolish for being poor. Good-bye– what, no thoughts? Afraid to speak them? Don’t worry. I already know. I’m brazen brass left to the sea,… Read more “You Think Me Foolish For Being Poor”
Tell me, wisdom, when did the quiet become an empty tub with my red knees to my puddled chin? Such tenacious pride has no value because it… Read more “Pride and Asking for Help”
For the last time, I’m not panicking. I’m just looking for that line of salvation that will take me to another height, where fame and glory aren’t… Read more “I’m Not Panicking”
Covet all within a store known for fragile Chinese wares. Where is your pride now?
“Things of the world,” my Mama says. I remember her singing rock songs of the poor thumping her hand on the roof of my grandma’s mini-van, and… Read more “Mama’s Words on Being Cheap”