Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 5, 2018

Daily missive for Tuesday the 4th of December.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Tuesday the 4th of December.

Find a corner
Lay your body down
Ease those aching bones
Against the wall
Breath easy
There is nothing behind
To take you by surprise
It brings little comfort
To know
That all you need to worry
About is what you can see
How did it come to this
When not long
Before the first fall
Of winter
You still had a home
To call your own
Until the plant closed
And the bank
Called in the loan
The health cover
Went with the job
Your wife’s treatment
Took all the savings
The cancer took her life
A good send off
Took what was left
Apart from dignity
And that is a very thin disguise
Another freezing night
Hunting for leftovers
Will soon strip that away


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