broke not broken

i gave up
cigarrettes
they cut short
so many lives

i gave up
fighting
myself and
the world

behind
some romantic
notion

i gave up bread
to the ducks 

in the pond

i fed
the ugly
truths

i gave up
retail therapy
no
that’s a lie

i just ran out
of money

#katyamills

re.set deux

abandoned they car by golden
arches campers panhandlers
broke up a field of mustard they
kept a journal and the basics
nothing much. feckless wasted burnt
off they last sawbuck on god knows
what. chin up. dodgin reality
the life of the broke woke

and idle

#katyamills