State of the Union 2019 (a poem)

On the way to the supermarket earlier this afternoon…

The sign before
the instrument of torture of Christ
beckons those seeking shelter
and sanctuary

The price of admission
is left blank
to accommodate
further increases

Across the street
next to the grocery store parking lot
men and women sit
with umbrellas and signs
asking for help

(13 August 2019)

 


 

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