In Poor People's Flowers Suzanna runs fast. Twice she ran away from men. The first man was her husband. The second a stranger, who promised to take her from New Mexico to Colorado in the mid 1930's. Suzanna runs until she meets two other men and a beautiful woman. One of them uses her, the other helps her. The woman teaches her to work in a working class bar, and together they search for the children Suzanna left behind when she ran.