She has no education. She seems to have no skills.
She does not have a job, and barely has a place to live.
She has however 4 children. And in my heart her situation is a crime. Because she holds it altogether each night with a cigarette and sixty dimes.
Hotdogs 99 cent a pack and she bought two pack of those. Dish washing detergent to do the dishes
and wash her children clothes. She bought potatoes to make french fries with the last two dollars fifty nine.
She held her family together for yet another night
with a cigarette and sixty dimes.
She feeds herself the left overs that her babies can not hold. To give herself the strength to hit the block
even in the freezing cold. Before the night is over she would have shampooed some man's erection with her saliva. For this is all she ever learned. So it's her only means of survival.
She does not need to be judged of us for the hand that life has dealt her. She does not need to be criticized
for that's not going to help her. We should praise her for her courage for we know deep within our minds.
We would have long ago given up if our lives were held together with a cigarette and sixty dimes.
Written through the passion of The Angry Dove