a poem from bennie herron’s, “greens” on tintavox independent press available on amazon and select bookstores…

IMG_0738powdered milk

i didn’t know we were so poor.

powdered milk with a teaspoon of sugar tasted just like regular milk,

just a little grey in color.

hand-me-downs weren’t that bad either,

well they were for me because i was the only boy with 4 older sisters so

my hand-me-downs came with shoulder pads.