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A Visit to the Food Stamp Office

Being a poet means (of course ) that I am not rich 
So I headed off to the food stamp office 
Across form me while I wait 
  are 3 females 
One is a Moslem!
Another an African American with a larger hat
than I have on 
   My name is called out
I would like to tell the interviewer 
that I have had 4 poems selected for inclusion 
   in the NY Times
  I douibt he would care 
   Once when I worked for an executive recruiter
someone - referring to poetry said 
   "you can eat the paper"
when I let him know I had poetry published 
  I guess I'll eat the paper
maybe it will be delicous

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/2/2019 7:41:00 PM
Quite savory, some poems; occasionally sweet.
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Date: 12/31/2018 3:26:00 PM
thanks for seeing one of my latest poems, Matt. Happy New Year's Eve. it is coming fast to you now.
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Date: 12/28/2018 9:55:00 AM
Nice sentiments! I do play the lottery, however! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/28/2018 12:24:00 AM
I dare say, no woman is out of your league, a poet is always rich by the way, in the bank of words! :)
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Date: 12/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
eat the paper. Oh my! I like your response to that , Matt. Hmmm, so you use food stamps . I recall doing it ages ago when we were struggling and our two kids were babies.
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