In life we meet awful, greedy blowhards.
I’ve worked for some, and God! The proverbs
They preach sicken my stomach. They’ve scarred
My heart and lightened my wallet. Offers
Of work from spoiled creeps are not worthy
Of the future me who still hates past me
For not passing on the opportunity
To sell my time and my good name. Lordy
How I’ve been turned upside down by the
Charlatan. Banks sure give a lot of cash
To mediocre talents. But let me
Look at myself. I bought this balderdash.
So what was I seeking that I’d partake
In foolish schemes and terrible heartache?
-Allegra Jordan, 2019.
Photo by Allegra Jordan at the Villa Borghese, Rome.