you are just starting to feel
life is starting to work for you
and the walls come tumbling down

something happens
something unexpected
and it seems like
all the months it took you to get this far
are gone

all the little things
all the small achievements
seem like nothing
one step foward
two steps back

and you try to say
it’s a lesson
and you try to learn
what you can
but what you learn
is that you are broke

you try to avoid debt
you try to save
for emergencies
but debt tackles you
and brings you down

and it seems
like your friend can do fine
and youe brother can do fine
and that guy who treats people like dirt does fine
but you don’t

and you feel
to a ball