Cough It Up, You Assholes

Dan Boucher

Just tryin’ to eat, folks,
and get a one-way bus pass.

I used to get on the train and say,
‘Can anybody help the homeless?”
Now I say,
‘Can anyone help a promising artist?’

A color-enhanced work of art,
in a hang-able, frame-able format.
Hard to believe.
For just one dollar, or two.

There’s a book of poems, and a book of prose
for a larger donation, like ten or five dollars.

But again, you can always
buy a single poem
for a dollar.