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franciscan - May 2000

© Copyright, The Society of Saint Francis, 2000

Streetlife

by James Ashdown

Poverty

Poverty is an Old Man. Bird-Headed
Pigeon-beaked.
He trawls the gutter. Flocks for food.
Scatters and gathers. Tattered.
Pick Peck he goes, Pick Peck.
Poverty is an old man.
His grip is a talon. It rips you.
Pick Peck.

Youth

Youth is a fast car.
Full of Noise.
Thundering. Thud a Boom.
Thud a Boom, Boom . . .
Trailing Away.

 

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