every now and then by Jack Henry

 

there is
a
dead body
in the street;

a young girl;
a gay man;
a soldier of an American war;
a transgender woman;

there in the street…

right there!

your street, my street, it doesn’t matter,
not really;

there is
a
dead body
in
the
street;

and no one cares or looks or wonders;
they just pass by,
just
keep moving…

i didn’t stop;
i just dial 9-1-1;
what’s your emergency please?

dead body
in the street
Cesar Chavez Ave. & Spring

your name, sir?

me? i don’t have a name…

i keep walking;
my feet tired, broken, old;
phone stolen;

i’m like the rest,
down near Chinatown,
near Phillipe’s;
near tourists
and travelers;

i stare up at
Our Lady Queen of Angels
Catholic Church;

every now and then
i have
a decent moment;

cada ahora y entonces

every now
and then;

One Response to “every now and then by Jack Henry”

  1. Pris Campbell Says:

    Good one. Right on!

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