Existing for Less

by Keith Landrum

we are the ones
working the shit jobs
fooled by friday’s
paycheck promises

the greedy
smile of death
on the face
of every clock

the redeeming
spark of life
in every day

we are more
than machines
more than
in someone’s
class war

we are a sea
of the tiniest tears
in the world

we are the devil
drunk on sunday
to sin

and we feel

we deserve



Keith Landrum paints, works, draws, writes, and drinks in Chattanooga, TN. His work can be found in various print and online small press publications.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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