SJ. Sharkey

Contamination - Poem by SJ. Sharkey

The dark grey sky covers the roof tops like an overcast blanket
No more starlit night, no more light
Rain falls and turns dirt tracks to mud
Life-forces sink slowly into the dense black earth
Any memory of freshly cut peat is lost in a city of disgust
Where the smell of daily living garrottes Sky’s air
The blue and black stones of the winding way match the lofty grey buildings
Children sit head bowed, back hunched in an abyss of misfortune

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 7, 2011

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