Artist’s Payday

By Joseph Friedrichs

The nature of life is so simple
for me and my fellows
so long as the money is there.

Whores can be reached
day and night
and be ready for action
within the hour.

Food that will save you
and food that will kill
is on every corner.

Booze and drugs scream
for consumption
from the age of 13
until death.

My life is so very easy.

I don’t care for the concept
of a struggling artist.
Such notions don’t exist
in modern society.

This is no struggle.
There are many artists.
There are many whores.

Category: Fiction, Poetry