It fixes nothing.

Charity fixes nothing
if it did
then we wouldn’t be so broken
we wouldn’t have homeless
and the higher bits
making the middle
pick up the scraps from the tables
and emptying change
from their pockets.

Which does nothing
solves nothing
because it changes nothing
the gesture cements the system
reapplying to the cracks
that keep opening
every winter
the salts eat the roads
and the pavement
covered red
by the bodies slept upon it

it’s implied
do it
be a good Samaritan
do it for free.

Do you work for free
in that giant home?
No you work for nothing
and get paid interest
and wonder why
we’re all so damn lazy
it’s fair to you
of course
fancy dinners
fancy events
donate hundreds of thousands
at an event
that costs how much?
You solved what again?
You invested in what?
You made how much?

The rest of us
are fortunate to make
$40,000 take home
working 40 hour weeks
because that insurance
for in case we get sick
must be invested
in fattening your greedy bits up
so your welcome again
and thank you
for taking the largest share
of all our resources
for yourself
because why wouldn’t we all
want that for you?

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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