“Hey man,”

the voice calls out

“why you drinking that cheap beer?”


“called economic reality”

I respond icily

sipping a Yuengling Porter


“That’s too bad.

Want an Anchor Steam?”


“Sure thing.”


That’s one good thing

about being a poet

You always bring out

the generosity in other people


and there are

certainly times

when I would be lost

without it


but sipping on

the Anchor Steam

I try not to brood

too much on it

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