Doleful Eyes

From Sharon Dunham’s 1984 Centerprise collection, Sub Animal Yells.

Doleful Eyes
For the eternal school leavers

I’m 18 years of age,
Already over the hill,
Give me a job, some respect,
And some money in my hand,
Don’t give me excuses,
I’m not a statistic
Or a leper to be shunned,
You won’t break me you bastards!

Sharon Dunham

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