Grocery Pleas

Free convenience store fridge photo

Want for nothing

But for something

To eat to beat

The cramps that eat

Gnaw at my insides

Claws that don’t resign

I tell my children

“I’ll eat after dinner ends”

But I skip this meal

So my kids don’t feel

The hunger pangs

The pain that remains

and abstains to refrain

I try to reframe

See the bigger picture

This isn’t a permanent fixture

I just need to fake it

another week to make it

Until pay day

Delay the mayday

My credit cards are maxed

Pay siphoned and taxed

I can’t relax at all

When my back’s to the wall

I just hope I’m closer I plea

Maybe this week I can buy groceries

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