Living from pay check to pay check. Not being able to take a vacation.
HOW HAS YOUR GREAT RECESSION EXPERIENCE AFFECTED YOUR POETRY?
Reciting my poetry as I work as a janitor. Poetry about work. Trying to always be positive during negative times.
PLEASE SHARE A POEM(S) ADDRESSING YOUR GREAT RECESSION EXPERIENCE:
My '89 Mercury
Power fluid bottle, brake, nickels, dimes
And pennies on the floorboard and empty soda
Cups. The front passenger door won’t
Open and the back left window will
Not roll down. The car drinks gas and
Leaks oil. But the insurance and
Taxes are cheap and the radio still
Plays and the car rides smooth,
Luxury style. But mostly, the ’89 Mercury still
Gets me where I’m going around town.
ABOUT THE POET:
Danny P. Barbare is taking a few classes at Greenville Technical College. His poetry has appeared locally, nationally, and abroad. His '89 Mercury is still doing fine, besides getting the occasional sharps in the tires which has been a problem lately. He keeps taking different directions just to avoid them. Somewhat superstitious.