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The American Dream
Watching people walk by
I see them but they don’t see me
To them I am just a blight
Something to be ignored
Something to be erased from their world
Someone who does not exist
My thoughts no longer matter
Do they realize that I had a life?
Do they know that I had dreams?
I never used drugs of alcohol
I worked until my job was erased
Shipped overseas to save a few pennies
Now no one wants to talk to me
I am hungry for a crumb of bread
Sheltered only by a small cardboard box
Sleeping in clothes I have worn for a month
I am a nonperson
But at least I am still alive