Thursday, December 11, 2014

POEM: "A Definition of Homelessness"

A Definition of Homelessness

A person, place or thing
words of misfortune modify
declaim but don't support

O me, o my, you'll never see
the wreckage where I sleep
or the carnage of my dreams

The shopping carts, the air tickets
the black dog that my brother hates
a noisy apartment, fractious neighbors

The fork of my life
has become too short
and my fingers are getting dirty

You can't understand me
and words of anger modify
the words of loss

© 2014 Rob Schackne

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