The old man
walked six miles to school every day.
In three feet of snow.
During the hottest part of summer.
and was grateful for it.
History got worse
every time he thought about it.
I have $2.32 in checking. Nothing in savings.
My next paycheck is two weeks away, and
it won’t cover the bills that are already
two weeks overdue.
I don’t know where
my next meal is coming from.