The Rumble

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, "Rumble In The Mind!"

Submitted: October 20, 2018

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Submitted: October 20, 2018



The Rumble


The mountain of anxiety I go thru

Blubberrally facing the pain of waiting

A background check for a job

Has got my feelings going off

I want not

__to satisfy my community

____for tips

But I'm so pissed that I need the money

That I became willing

I often think how bad

__of a worker I am

And see no reason why

__they would not fire me

____shortly after getting hired

I dread getting fired

But I have no problem with quitting

Right after I reach my goal

'Cause I know I can't handle

__permanent work

I would just miss this world of art

Way too much to give it up


____for a dead end job

That would only fire me

__as soon as I permanently

____lose Social Security

Then I would lose Medicare

And my Extra Help

And not be able

__to get my spych medz

That are thousands of dollars

Everytime I fill my bottles


__eventually I would get sick

____of riding around

______prayin' for a big tip

And living in fear

__of a lay off

And would never be able

__to not spend the money

____before rent and bills are due

______if they lower

________my Social Security

__________too low to still

____________use it for rent

______________and bills

________________for working

__________________past 9 months

My mental illness

__does not let me live responsibly

My sickness keeps me trapped

I just want my hiring manager

__to know that

But I'm already getting Hell

__for living this way

What am I even going to say?

But the good news is

Fox Shox's company

__is not continuing

____to only make shocks

______that cannot have their dampers

________replaced after 7 years

So buying this new shock

__from Fox

____will be a permanent product

______this time around

And if that's a sales rep' lie

__I got another 7 years

____before I'd have to buy another shock

And can prepare to

__by then

And it wouldn't be

__an emergency


10-161-'18 #2

D. L. Cannon

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