A seven digit phone number of a helping agency.
She says her power’s getting cut off.
Why can’t I help?
I carry a card, plastic.
Plastic don’t help nobody.
Plastic say to you homeless person I ain’t got no cash,
And I remember a man who gave his last few dollars to a homeless man on the street,
In a wheelchair-
Didn’t think twice.
I remember thinking
Why can’t we just tell him-
I only got plastic.
I can’t help you.
Written, 12.30.14; Published, 1.20.15