The Man Who Kissed Hands



The man

who kissed

hands found

those hands empty


Palsied hands

on the road

Attempting to repay

student loans


People like us

Nothing is handed to us

And the man who kissed

hands will make sure of that





Shit, paying the water bill


Forgo vacations

Forgo new cars

Forgo going out to eat

Forgo going to the doctor


The man

who kissed hands

will convince you

he is working


in your best interests

while he undermines

the common good

While he turns


the middle class

against the working

poor and the working

poor against the poor