Sleeps on the sofa
Homeschools her progeny
Stuffs cardboard in her shoes
Washes her underwear in the sink
Grows tomatoes and cucumbers on windowsills
Spends her pension on travel to and from alternative universes
The President interrupts her favorite TV show with talk:
We will invest in medical research.
We will invest in clean energy.
We will invest in job training.
We will invest in education.
The rich don’t need another tax cut–not if it means seniors can’t eat.
Sapphire mimics: million, billion, trillion—say it fast bet you choke on
your own spit
I only got two dollars in my wallet
I can’t afford the American dream
Pass the joint and put some ice in my Hennessy
Copyright © 2018 Monica A. Hand
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