Daily Prompt: Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure

Stuck in an abyss of poverty
Hungry for cash and a real dinner
Lack the backbone to peddle
From the dirty hands of
Hard working laborers
In sweat saturated flannels and t-shirts
Work boots covered in mud

Their pride as big as a grizzly
Out to gather for their cubs
I follow suit as I leap from
Dumpster to dumpster in a hope to
Collect old treasures that others find useless

Plan to pawn my way free
From the jail cell of destitution
Eat the table scraps of rotund plutocrats
Shine the shoes of the nouveaux riche

I prepare to roam free
Out on the range of wealth
A place where I am rich from beatitude
No longer handcuffed to the affliction of penury

*Written 10/3/16

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