maria goodison

(06,10,1983 / perth scotland)

Looking Not Seeing


Under the sky where the river goes by,
sits an old woman asking why?

Under the bus station
sleeps a homeless boy always asking why?

Under the wind trying to keep warm
is a man not knowing why?

Under the farm with her hands bleed dry,
is a woman who does not ask why.
She understands the work that needs to be done
and is humble for the way her life has become.

Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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