Y'all the anxiety of poverty is so exhausting:

Breaking unjust laws so we can break bread while praying we don't get a prison sentence... I just:

You see someone stealing food? No, you didn't.
You hear that someone committed welfare fraud, no you fucking didn't.

You hear your mate be hustling selling drugs on the side, no you didn't.

You think your mate of a mate be doing sex work and it's under the table, no you fucking didn't.

You hear that your friend is hustling cleaning the tiolets of the rich and not paying tax, no you fucking didn't.

I've spent my life in poverty; we do what we do.

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