July 8th, 2017

poetry, exceptindreams

What Have I Got to Complain About | David Budbill

“What Have I Got to Complain About”
David Budbill

We’ve got enough money now not to worry every minute
about where the next dollar is coming from.
We even go to the movies once in a while.
We’ve got a nice collection of friends.
Our house is sturdy and well built.
It keeps us warm and stands well against the storms.
The larder is full of rice.
There are plenty of potatoes down cellar.
The freezer is full of vegetables I grew myself.
In the face of all that, slights to my vanity
seem frivolous and nonsensical.
What have I got to complain about?