The very shallowness of poverty swallows me,
Like a snake swallows a mouse.
It is the cause of my muscle's soreness,
Because my bones are too porous.
In salaries and work time and such,
Makes me wish that I was rich very much.
Is not one of life's advantages.
Means a lot to me even though
I don't have it .
I claim ownership of this quality.
So after I labor diligently and stealthily
No longer will I let shallow poverty
written in Fall 2004
while still @ college ULM
before economy was declared to be awful it was already awful in Monroe, LA
for a large group of certain people who were rich with talent and skills and no means to use
it at home.
Copyright © Nicole Sharon Brown