For want of
   10 minutes….
I was late for work
   And fired for my tardiness.

10 more minutes,
    and the bus after
    the one that never showed
       would have gotten me to the
           But that was late too.

10 minutes,
If I gotten up earlier, an
    additionally hour on top
     of my usual extra hour,
       Maybe I could have got to
          work early, 3 hours before my shift.

       Maybe boss would have started me earlier, and I could have earned more money.

    Two years employment wasted.

Maybe I can get welfare,
get another minimum wage job

or learn to live under a bridge….