The Small Business Struggle

caught in the crosshairs of politicians gain 

looking for sunshine 

outside dismal rain 

thought the breakthrough was the cure 

 

inequality flaunted like open sores 

save the rich, evade the poor 

so when they suffer 

no one knows what for 

 

but we all see it 

the fuchsia elephant in the room 

the equality the US is lacking 

spells economic doom 

then boom…

 

the bubble deflates

poor intentions locked inside golden gates 

but it’s too late 

mortgage and landlords don’t wait

 

the bottom fell out the middle 

jobs grabbed by disaster’s tipped fate 

no backup plan for small business owners 

and those starving can’t wait 

 

but here we are are… 

caught in the crosshairs of politicians gain 

looking for sunshine 

outside dismal rain 

thought the breakthrough was the cure 

 

corvid revelations spell out a society 

without rewards for merit 

capitalistic dreams snuffed out 

before you shared it 

 

but you keep going 

bills ever mounting 

stress never showing 

that’s what i like about you 

 

the way you show up 

and pull through 

you have the spirit of a warrior in you

an entrepreneur that oppression grew 

 

 

© 2020 by Esha Montgomery

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

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