I was invited to a movie night out with my friends
It was Friday, it would do none of us harm.
This was our time to have fun and forget
To not comprehend
The theorems in math or the writing that cramps up my arm.
Then I looked in my purse, but this made me upset.
Unfortunately, I had no money to spend
Just two pennies and a strand of lint.
I thought asking my mom would be my charm
Instead, she gave me a strange gaze, a threat
Her eyes telling me, “Get a job this weekend.''
My head turned on a burning alarm
That made my entire body sweat.
I was no longer a kid,
I was a young adult who needed a job.
My parents who raised me won't always be there,
They want me to learn to be an adult and fend for myself.