High Cost of Living

I hid a change of clothes under my wrap,
Went to the market to barter:
Sex for five dollars,
Five dollars for food,
Food to quell my children’s tears;
Empty-belly cries are more than I can bear.
Today I get a bargain,
A drink from his bottle before he begins.

Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 187

For today’s prompt, write a poem that includes the following five words: change, wrap, bottle, bargain, bear.

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