Poem: Options


Options

Oh, we, millions possess them: options.
The trash bin placed, then removed.
The credit card paid, utility bills, too.
The remote working quickly and well,
Placed correctly, and the TV screen fulls the game.
Yes, we could do more than the trash, bills,
remote and TV.
We could.

This poem appears in the April 2017 issue of the Texas Observer. Read more from the issue or become a member now to see our work before it’s published online.

Do you think free access to journalism like this is important?
The Texas Observer depends on support from its members to keep telling stories like the one you are reading now. This fall we're looking for 200 more sustaining members—people like you who can give us as little as $0.99 per month. Your membership means we can continue shedding light on issues that might otherwise go unreported. Can we count on you?


Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, of Brownsville, writes about slices of life, with an emphasis on borders.


You May Also Like:

Top