Tagged: privilege

old age looks like

the ac turns on

the ac turns on
and off, thermostat set at
eighty-two, running

water is steps away, we brew
a pot of fare trade coffee

(as if we were making
a difference)
.
20220717:0810
y

we never ask where

we never ask where
the garbage goes and hold in
contempt anyone

who leaves the garbage piling
up, waiting for a helping hand
.
20220715:1123
y

everything in

let us hold onto

seeing and not

seeing and not
seeing is an easy
default – we pick up
the wrong glasses,
blame someone
else for not
looking where
we wish to go
.
20220427:1643
y

we will own being

we will own being
someone’s child for as long as
possible – with all

of the advantages that
accompany belonging
.
20220423:1922
y

at the end of the

at the end of the
day, you will be left with no
choice but to play the

white card – neighbor, friend, lover,
in-law, student, colleague, stranger
.
20220421:0101
y

essential tools for

essential tools for
the haves speaking to the have-mores –
a dictionary,

materials to build bridges,
flora and fauna field guides
.
20220409:1308
y

we survive by the

we survive by the
luck of the draw, debating
what to eat instead

of are we able to eat, and
what would we have to give up?
.
20220317:2000
y