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Child Support

April 4, 2019

 Child Support

Jennifer Compton
Honorable Mention - Poetry, 2019 Art & Literary Contest

 

 

All the kids laugh
At my clothes and shoes
A crime of fashion
They won’t excuse

 

Hand-me-downs
From my brother
Good enough
Says my mother

 

A hole in my jeans
Shirt with a stain
Playground taunting
Education in pain

 

Mama’s been working
Haven’t seen her for days
The freezer stands empty
But for plastic ice trays

                                             

Daddy’s been gone 
More than a year
Came by to visit
Not even a tear

 

Resentment fills me
Conversation is short
Do you think you could pay
your child support

 

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