They Say

There aren’t enough people

for this all to go around,

there’s just what’s left

after powerful fingers

make the last important decision

and everyone else’s dreams

keep them too out of touch to fight back.

All we seem to want

is more

more of everything

even if it’s nothing

and we stand in line

for the chance to pay interest,

interest only in what might make us feel good,

dying for a chance

to show a smile that isn’t forced

when our neighbors houses

now crawl so close to ours,

forcing us to see

how happy they all seem to be.


About Sean O'Gorman

Spoken Word poet from Ottawa. View all posts by Sean O'Gorman

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