Post No. 839
Silhouetted on the hill a hump,
a swollen chunk of detritus, wept —
The smell assailed us long
Before we reached the dump.
Men and women dressed in rags
Scratched a living or a dying
Desperate like wild animals
Damaged by care-less-ness
Fouled dreams, failed chances
Used and abused by worldliness,
Heartlessness, perceptions changed,
Until they learned to hear and see
Differently from you and me —
Nonentities, expecting and receiving nothing.
©Denise G Allen, 13 July 2015 08:53