“Service Please”

“Service Please”

Don’t ask me why I took it there
Because I didn’t
This capitalist system put me
In this predicament
At the bottom of the pyramid
A second to last class citizen
Where my only hope lies in the eyes
of a white man
Who will never see me in a position
to excel higher than.
Oprah’s worth 3 billion-she did it
Why can’t I?
Because I’m 1 in 3 billion
My chances aren’t that high
Plus why does privilege get you further
than playing your cards right
and working harder.
Is it even fair to collect millions
without paying taxes for the starving?
The 1% holds all the dinero
like a game of Hungry Hungry Hippo
There’s only so much to go around
Lift the working class off the ground
So don’t ask me why I took it there,
Because I didn’t
This capitalist system put me
In this predicament
At the bottom of the pyramid
A second to last class citizen
I QUIT!
It’s time to occupy this shit
Who’s with me?
— Saline Chandler, San Jose

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