The Florida Project



Kids don't know
when they are living on the
Poverty painted pastel
can be an adventure, 
a game,
where the winner
is the one who stays
Smiling, eyes closed, longest.

It's adults who have to fight
to keep from crying
because they know
what's fixable
                      Ice machines, peeling paint, predators from out of town
and what's inevitable
                     Those girls are going to stay lost