scratchin’ dreams

April 14, 2011

he pulls out a dime
from his pockets
to scratch a lottery ticket

tryina’ ease
that poverty stricken
mentality rash

’cause that welfare
calamine lotion
got him coming back
for the medicine

not realizing
he is his own cure
to the diseases that cripple
him to think
he needs to wait
for someone to give him
what is already his.

but all you need
is a dollar and a dream
that when that scratch ticket
reveals a winner
he will leave his mansion
in the projects
for a house in the ‘burbs.

so he keeps scratchin’

’cause we can always dream

there’s no cost to dreaming…
‘cept maybe waking up
to reality.

~Sarahí Yajaira, 2011 ©

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