Poverty

Written by: Nicole Sharon Brown

Poverty,
The very shallowness of poverty swallows me,
Like a snake swallows a mouse.

Poorness,
It is the cause of my muscle's soreness,
Because my bones are too porous.

Cuts,
In salaries and work time and such,
Makes me wish that I was rich very much.

Eating,
Mayonnaise sandwiches,
Is not one of life's advantages.

Wealth,
Means a lot to me even though
I don't have it .

Stealth,
I claim ownership of this quality.
So after I labor diligently and stealthily
No longer will I let shallow poverty
Swallow me.


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.