I am not stay in bed to keep warm 'cause the electric bill can't be paid.
I am not better make this food last because there's no more until next payday.
I am not lock the door and don't you answer for any reason, because mama's got to work late tonight and a babysitter costs too damn much.
I am not I can't afford the rent (again)--what am I going to do?
I am not hotel bombed in Africa, at least 11 killed.
I am not just come on over, because our internet and phone got turned off.
I am not went in to work at eight, got laid off at nine, and was driving home by 10 a.m.
I am not who do those people think they are, expecting us to just sit back and watch while they [insert inequity of choice here].
I am not your benefits have been denied, Merry Christmas.
I am not
And yet I am
Because they are
(c) 2013, by Hannah Six