Saturday, May 16, 2015

The New Homeless

I saw a young couple 
lingering in McDonald's
parking lot carrying new
bags stuffed with nice 
belongings. She didn't know
the pillow she clutched 
cased in white
would be the first soiled,
soggy item discarded. 
I wanted to beg them 
to turn around
and start over again 
at home before
the dealers
talked them into easy 
money, and a dirty death
requiring loyalty minus
clean sheets.