Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco
Concrete Jungle - Poem by Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco
Hunched over a garbage pail,
A beggar chews scraps of bread.
The city the never sleeps,
Swallows souls that can't eat.
Frigid night, as wind sweeps
Across city's howling streets,
Festive spirit crushed beneath
Soles of the passer-by,
Ignoring pleas from those
Who can no longer fly.
Breathing wool swaddled cacoons,
Begging for warmth, lying upon
Steps of St. Thomas Aquinnas Church,
As if their mere existence
Was poised upon a human curse!
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