When I Was Broke

When I was broke and money spent
I pawned my board to pay the rent;
To buy some beer to ease my ache
I sold my car for pity’s sake
And walked to where the road was bent.

When darkness hit and made a dent
Against whatever light had meant,
I laid down hearts and let them break
When I was broke.

When I awoke not to repent,
The sunlight seemed not heaven sent
But blinking in I let it make
My heart lick frosting from the cake
That someone left outside my tent
When I was broke.


  1. I want a cake!

    I can’t read too much in the sun, because I’m reading Adam Smith outside, although I’m getting quite hot in the sun, and I’m quite tired.

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