bootstrap poetry
  Scott Alain

I’m not here to
any old money ontology
and I don’t align with
the stock broker brigade

on the contrary

this is bootstrap poetry
this is second-hand jean jacket poetry
this is twisted-ankle-but-still-looking-for-work poetry
this is
           daddy ditched us now
           I really need another dollar

yet don’t consider me dismissive
you can keep your privilege
just don’t try to make me wear a bowtie

this is bootstrap poetry
and if that keeps it off your mantle
then perhaps
it’s for the best
for both of us

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