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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


by Karen Neuberg

Eye sore watching an American dream escaping the reach of that child there, and that one, and that; until the shame of it hangs and flings in no hurry to exit. The rest of us fed on bread and circuses, spectacle, illusion, sports, war, and porn. Except, there is no bread. No cake. No cups. What overflows goes to the few who are amassing well beyond their greed. While that child there, and there, and there, is hungry, is growing hungrier.

empty pots
lines of hungry people
soup kitchens

emptied shelves
lines of hungry people
food pantries

Karen Neuberg lives in Brooklyn, NY and West Hurley, NY. Her chapbook Detailed Still was published by Poets Wear Prada Press. She has previously published at The New Verse News.