Poetry: United in Hate

We never wanted this
Didn’t want to stand
Side-by-side,
Fighting the same foe

He hates me, I’m ashamed of her
The only thing that keeps us together
Is to get what we need

But it’s our divisions that make us strong
To remain attached, aiming for our goals
Antipathy keeps us on task

Now we’re facing you down
Solidarity missing
Fighting each other and you
Strengthened by conflict
And united in a brand-new hate.

Poetry: Pay What You Can

Congratulations on arriving
Here in these storied halls
Not everyone gets this chance
But there’s still the matter of payment

We know that life is hard
That every penny needs to stretch
We know that your future is riding on this
So pay what you can

Congratulations on arriving
Here in these storied halls
We don’t let very many in
Although we also have lots of drop-outs

We know that you’re desperate
We counted all of your pennies
We know you have no future without us
So pay what you can.