28 May 2011

Depression

Depression 5/28

It’s Thursday so they must be lining up for food
across the street at the church they are all
with shopping carts and bags

It’s raining so they have on jackets and some
have umbrellas but the one’s who don’t
are getting soaked

From this window they seem restless ill at ease
no one is talking the lady walks up and
down the line asking for numbers

They are all in their 30s and 40s and none seem
too positive about being there they aren’t
the shut-ins they aren’t handicapped

What is 2010 if not a bread line in Brooklyn
filling up by 10:00 and emptying by noon
there’s another one a block away