“We’ve never had it better” you whisper
Clutching two-day shipped item to breast
As you type in, with trembling hands
Your student loan interest for the year
Sighing ruefully at a tax refund
Barely enough for a month’s rent
“What a world we live in” you say
No phone at home, no TV, no data
Just a generation-old smartphone
And a three-figure monthly bill
Hanging on until the updates stop
Videos stuttering on library wi-fi
“What a time to be alive” you say
Holding your side in pain
Fearful of a doctor’s visit
The cost of a year in college
Bankruptcy in surgical scrubs
Debt comes for us all in the end
“This is the age of miracles” you cry

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