SOM (A Thursday,1987 / Tiobraid Arann)

Reality Of The Working Student

I smile like I mean it
Behind the smooth chest high counter
As they stroll in and out
Paying only when they want to –
“Sure tis only the young fella.”

Think I give a damn
If you pay or you don’t?
What bothers me more is your contempt
It's crystal to me
You’ve more than your finances spent.

by Seán O Muiríosa

Comments (2)

You are most likely my favorite poet on this site. I love your writing.: D All the best, Chelsea DeVries God Bless!
used to work the drawer at a campus deli before moving up to cocktailing. Dude, i wish you would come back.. sjg