Sunday, January 11, 2009

Life on the Streets

Is it a novel they pen?
The real story about life
on the streets.
Not the poetry in poverty
which only those
with full-bellies can see.
Or the anger imagined
by a man who thinks
heritage hotels are civic spaces.
But the Real Story.
The pain of hunger,
The joy of a community.

Or, are they working
on a get rich quick scheme?
Do it the traditional way.
Hard work, more hard work,
and bundles of Gandhi's portraits
being passed under the table.

Maybe is it just their maths homework
that they are working on.
Sitting there upon that kerb.

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.

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