Financial Advice for the Middle Class
Well let’s see here, you’ve got a
Methuselah-year mortgage deep underwater,
a consumptive 401(k) coughing up blood,
and Alpha Centauri is closer than your next paycheck.
Let’s just forget about retirement
and plan on working until you are
brittle and empty like a cicada shell
blowing in a dark wind
among the withered stalks
of the blighted fields.