Contemporary Life Life Uncategorized

I’ve checked

It is no longer a choice to
run away, join the circus

you need to speak to
a recruiter, for screening

so says their website

French Foreign Legion
not an option anymore;
I possess none of the
high-tech skills they are
currently seeking

Ironically, being an outcast
is no longer a desirable,
employable attribute

Even carnies know the I-9
drill, show up at their
kid’s schools for career day.

Escape just isn’t
what it used to be

By poetluckerate

I am a poet, writer, and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 then returned to Minnesota in 2018 - hopefully, to stay.

I lived in the most urban of settings, and the rural Midwest. These perspectives impact my writing in very unique ways.