Living big like a movie star, or a rich man
I wish. I once dreamed of such.
I dreamed of large houses, with pools
and pool men and housekeepers
clean floors and, perfect teeth
and, of course, a heavy social calendar.
Picking up overtime ‘cause my kids
are behind on their car payment. The Blazer’s
4 wheel drive went out, and a thousand dollars
is lost to a Mexican car mechanic .
I once dreamed of a love that was
like that you only saw in the movies, like
Romeo and Juliet, and Liz Taylor movies.
He leaves the toilet seat up, and
forgets to introduce me to his friends.
He is loving, responsible and is
addicted to video games. He loves me
but, I become invisible when wrestling
comes on the boob tube.
Living big, is a myth, or maybe an urban legend
in my neighborhood.
We live real, we live day to day and paycheck