A Citizen’s Descent.Poem.Gary Beck

I bought a new home,
but the mortgage was too big,
so when the economy collapsed
the bank quickly foreclosed
and I was evicted.
 
I moved into an apartment
but lost my job
and couldn’t  pay the rent.
I stayed with friends,
but wore out my welcome
then slept in my car,
but the  city towed it away.
 
Now I live on the streets,
a hand to mouth existence
and don’t know if I’ll survive
until things improve.