Thursday, February 4, 2016

February 4


  1. A weathered face weeps
    The dust of the earth is dry
    Their young ones will starve
    His weary eye looks up
    Squinting at the cloudless expanse
    The crops will surely die
    Her withered hand grasps
    Holding his with all her strength
    They'll make it somehow

  2. the old pipes
    had sprung a leak
    under the house

    was flooded
    before the plumbers
    could fix the leak

    they had to dry under
    the house and they had
    to turn the water off

    for days we had
    no water - for drinking
    for showers - no water

    and still the old pipes
    could burst again and
    start all over again