red beans and rice under a chandelier

By ruthless48

i can’t believe i’m eating red beans & rice under a chandelier 

r r real l l y, dear? 

her mother & soon to be ex-husband’s eyes said 

we’re so tired of unpacking we’re dead

as in your mansion, the free workers are fed

"I'm so proud of You! You’re a self-made woman!” 
i said 

knowing hands down my red beans beat Popeyes
street cred

and your future? ... wish you luck with Nana's third eye dread 

a smear?

no, i hold you esteemed 

to claim the future you dreamed

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Copyright 2020 ruthless48
Published on Saturday, September 12, 2020.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

inspired by Bukowski
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  • ruthless48 On Sunday, September 20, 2020, ruthless48 (171)By person wrote:

    Thank You, Samantha, for the read & your kind words. Darklings all inspire each other as a vital creative community. ✊ to You as a fellow writer!

  • Samantha Crocker On Saturday, September 19, 2020, Samantha Crocker (4)By person wrote:

    brings back some memories, thank you for the inspiration ^-^

  • Alanarchy On Saturday, September 12, 2020, Alanarchy (1220)By person wrote:

    An interesting, voyeuristic penning. Intriguing and satisfying to read. I read it aloud the 2nd time. Best that way. Write on.

  • ruthless48 On Saturday, September 12, 2020, ruthless48 (171)By person wrote:

    Thank you, Alanarchy! Funny how some moments hang in the air long enough to settle into words. Thank you for reading my postcard to the world out loud. Humbled & much respect for your read.

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