The Absinthe Drinker

The Absinthe Drinker
Victor Oliva, "The Absinthe Drinker"

Debit Cards

The cool kids have debit cards.

They’re clearly Junior Theater: their vibe is We’ll be on TV when we’re adult. They march, arms swinging. They’re loud, they take over their corner with stagey bravado. Mom & dad let them do what they want with those debit cards.

Children of privilege, taking up space. Maybe one day they’ll get woke. Not today.

Jacob Lawrence, "The Children Go To School," 1946
Jacob Lawrence, The Children Go To School (1943)


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