DERELICT AT THE STATION

a poem by Geoff G. Turner, Australia - poetry writer, author, poet

He
is lost.
Wandering
aimlessly from
bin to bin, searching
for a cigarette butt
or a scrap of food. His shoes
look new – but charity forgot
to tie the laces up. He clutches a
raincoat and checks the same bin again and
again, as if in the last few seconds
someone has discarded something of
use. He shuffles off to the next
bin – again with no success.
Someone’s son he was, lost
in a city that
has no more
charity
left to
give.

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