"the meek shall inherit the earth"

if I suffer at this
think how I'd feel
among the lettuce­­
pickers of Salinas?

I think of the men
I've known in
with no way to
get out­­
choking while living
choking while laughing
at Bob Hope or Lucille
Ball while
2 or 3 children beat
tennis balls against
the wall.

some suicides are never