Saturday, August 08, 2009

i nod at the working girls at the circle k before i head to get a gallon of the cheap sugar shit that if you water down enough tastes like soda after its been sitting out open all day in the rain...because that's what i can afford...because that's what we can all afford...even the dealers outside the cars in the drive through at the gyro place that just closed are having a hard time...

...and the 17 more letters that arrived today to remind me that the loans are all in default...

...and the 17 more letters that drive a stake through my heart and remind me of the anger and the pain...

...and the hospitals keep churning out more reminders that i haven't yet paid for everything they took and every abuse they laid upon me...

...and a little boy down in florida...

...a little boy down in florida at a hospital...

...down in florida at a hospital with bills already being printed...

...and there's nothing wrong with this place...

...and there's nothing wrong with this place, said the bitch the other day that said it's all our faults if we can't pay...

...and the funny thing is how much closer i am with a phd to the working girls at the circle k than i am to the scared sweet southern thing with the poison claws working at the bank...

...working...

...because she's no commie like the rest of us...

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Yeah. My sister was hospitalized and ultimately diagnosed with MS (after a million tests) about 6 years ago, and she's still paying it off. The only reason she could afford treatment after hospitalization was because her neurologist got her into a drug trial. And she had a "real job" with benefits too!

I can't watch any more. Those health care "town halls" are freaking scary. Imagine if LBJ and the 1964 Congress had decided to hold town halls on welfare, instead of just deciding it was the right thing to do and passing the damn thing. There are a lot of cruel and vindictive people in this beautiful country, but do we really have to keep listening to them? Sometimes, even in a democracy, what is right has to prevail over what is popular.