Poverty

Poverty
Pretending to be the same,
Pulling up sagging
Pants that belie the
Precious resources burned, in a
Paean of consumerism that
Props up an image.
Paralysis of the soul.

      ~Terri Stewart, Dec. 2010

Gang Members in Baggy Pants
From PBS, Crips & Bloods: Made in America

A Pleiades poem. Only one word is allowed in the title, followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title.

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