Francie Lynch

Naked On Fire - Poem by Francie Lynch

The pain wasn't evident
When you queued;
Nor discernible
When you opened a hand
No one reached for.
Your frayed coat needed attention,
Your legs bowed in the wrong direction
As you moved, frog-like.
I never recognized the shame
Behind ribbons you wore;
An imperceptible guilt
For lack of control.
But your eyes,
Downcast or averted,
Tried hiding the despondency
I once witnessed
In a naked girl,
On fire.

Topic(s) of this poem: homeless, poverty

Comments about Naked On Fire by Francie Lynch

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

[Report Error]