Mingling at our family reunion
Lisa slurped Jack and Coke from a sippy cup,
while complaining with slurred speech
about the size of her welfare checks:
People smiled courteously
trying to move away from the clouds of tobacco
Hanging over her protests:
Today on Facebook, she solicited money from family and friends.
It seems her boyfriend’s liver was failing.
She needed help from those of us who never complained:
by Sabio Lantz 11/7/14
In response to a prompt by Gay Reiser Cannon over at d’Verse Poets.