“Pork and Beans,” by Robert C. Fuentes

They listened to evening records
Over bowls of pork and beans,
Plumping up their hearts,
Although times were very lean.
Nothing seemed to matter to them
As the songs scattered along.
Nothing seemed to bother them,
Although life appeared so wrong;
They dined on pork and beans
And snacked on condiments,
Living the life of royal hearts
Without a cent to pay the rent.

Pork and Beans by Robert c. Fuentes
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95531