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Street/Wise
by natalie champagne
Thursday, November 03, 2011
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Street/Wise

People walk by

All I see are their feet

 

The men

Cuffed black pants

A crease, down the leg

I imagine them in offices

Warm coffee

A window

That can see the city

People look small like ants

 

High-heeled shoes

Sometimes shiny

Often a bit scuffed

They walk quickly

Click click clicking past

Some, sheer stalking legs

The others

Pants pressed

 

I guess where they might be going

But never look past the knee

I am invisible

 

Sneakers, shiny white

Or caked with mud

Kids, I think

 

Big black boots

Sprinkled with white paint

These are the workers

And I used to be too

Steel-toed boots

Heavy, I recall

Chafed hands

Tired

 

Time passes

I know it’s nearly dinner

When the same feet walk by

Slower now

Exhausted

Like mine

 

It becomes cold

Or warm rain

I’m hungry

Sometimes, the women

With the loud shoes

Pass me their lunches

Half eaten

While on their way home

 

Darkness summons

Different people

Angry and cold

 

Shelter

I once had it

 

I remember a warm bed

A night table

With books

My mother

She kissed my head

 

Now, dirt under my finger nails

Hair matted, now wet

My spot on the corner

Visualizing the bed

 

I wish she would come

Get me

Her son

After all

But its night-time now

She has no memory of me

At all

 

Natalie Champagne

 

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Reviewed by James Nelson
Beautful, thought-provoking language in a poem for street children
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Being once upon a time, and for quite a few years I was a street person, which didn't quite mean the same then as it seems to these days.

As I read the poem I was slowly beginning to wonder why the person in it didn't get up and try to do something instead of just sitting there staring a shoes, boots and legs. It was the ending which told the why. I have a few poems about the young thrown to the streets. This I very much liked.
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE
shivers, chills... I get em with this one... this poem is a sharply focused perspective... well done!
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