The fire is being selfish with its heat
my shoes are off
trying to warm my feet.

Another cold winters night
as I sit here alone by candlelight.

Electricity bill remains unpaid
as I await the bailiffs raid.

His knock will soon be upon my door
to evict
another man who’s poor.

Is it my fault that I cannot pay
and that the banker
has the final say.

I wait here afraid to nap
with a gun
cocked and loaded on my lap.

black and gray chair beside brown concrete building
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  1. It really is a messed up system. For instance, my grandfather left us his house, debt-free, paid-in-full, but we couldn’t keep it because the damn property taxes were so high. You never really own anything in this world 😦

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  2. It’s not your fault, we’ve all been there…
    You need some help, they just don’t care,
    You need some comfort but alas
    It’s all for them, and not for us.

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