Sunday, December 7, 2014

She Cleans Gutters For Gold ,, The Girl Childs Story Unfold

in gutters near
jewelry shops
with a brush
she searches
for particles
of gold her
parents edict
she must do
what she was
told or they
will beat her
scold ..working
endlessly without
rest from dawn
to dusk her lost
childhood on hold
no toys no barbie
no school no education
she will be married away
to another scavenger
dirty and old giving
birth to another girl
child out in the cold

at the moment
vulnerable she waits
for hope on the threshold