Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Struggle To Be by Jasen Sousa

The Struggle To Be


For the past 10 years of her life
she has never had to question
who or what she was.

Homies with heroin, and cool with crack.
Married to methadone, until she decided
it was time for a divorce.

She has been clean for two months,
and has not been this free at any other
point in her life.

For the first time in her life,
she doesn’t know who she is.

Has never held any type of job,
just collects child support
from two different dudes,
and sells pills when she needs
extra loot.

The struggle to get rid of 
names in her phonebook
that can grant her any wish she wants, but she has never wished

for much more than being high.




First Published
in
Somewhere Lost

Copyright © 2011 by Jasen Sousa

Copyright © All Rights Reserved by J-Rock Publishing

Library of Congress
Cataloging in Publication Data
ISBN  978-0-9714926-7-7

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