Why Is Life So Hard?

brown wicker basket near colorful blocks

Why does life have to be so hard?

Problems pile on each other

Stacking up, misshapen

Like toy blocks from the value store

Never fitting quite right

Ready to topple

My emotions held by bad glue

Those are value store quality too

Like the toys I can’t afford this Christmas

It’s a first world problem

But I don’t know how I’ll tell my kids

This year your gift is humility

Because Mom and Dad make too little

And the debt is too much now

Our problems mounting and crushing

Mountainous, avalanche rushing

My head is buried

Like the car underwater

Up to my eyeballs in issues

I can’t breathe

But I also can’t not breathe

The choice made for me

I’ll struggle today

But I don’t know what I’ll do tomorrow

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