Small poems about big things

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a short poem about a big thing. Last year, I wrote about my self-doubt. This year, I addressed more universal concerns in a series of short poems.

It’s a social construct that has little to do with biology
it doesn’t even have anything to do with theology
The only time it makes any difference is with some lighting situations in photography
Otherwise, it’s bullshit

If the best things in life
are free
how come I’m so damn broke all the time?

Give it up
if you want it
It begets
its own kind

What do you make of this:
disembodied voices raging
about differences in what we see?

They say you don’t need much
but who is to say?
One person’s feast
is another’s famine

(6 May 2015)