Just outside Pittsburgh. The Steel City.
An industrial America-
a blue collar America.
A blue collar America that survives on
$1000 every 2 weeks
power company grace periods
and t.v. dinners.
Winters are rough-
food banks are stretched thin
and parents have to keep their kids warm.
Four kids stand around a fire they started
because there's nothing else here.
Empty lots with dead grass,
a two storey house slowly caving in on itself.
Grocery shopping getting done at the Dollar Store
(in downtown Corey).
A single mother who ony has a box of instant potatoes for her child.
Two best friends, thirteen years old,
walk around at midnight.
Everything they're wearing came from a thrift store or a church.
Times will be easy again. One day. Soon.