hierarchies

she loved the snobbery

looking down her nose

sorting out the neighbours

better than being more money

lower than fewer toys they owned

always looking out for status

never within

failing to understand

grasp the nettle of real class

being who you are

doing the stuff you need

ever want to do

because

these are the important things

to do for your kith & kin

not for how they look to others

I saw her try to catch their eye

showing out new shoes clothes

carpets curtains furniture cars

watch them try to slide by unseen

not get caught up in her dramas

felt her interpret that misguided

into her hierarchies where

of course

she would be queen

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