LEAVENOONEBEHIND…a poem

there are those
who will always
be left behind

it would be nice
to think that everyone
had clean water
food
shelter
education
health care
no violence
no war
but that’s never
gonna happen

Americans can’t
even get each other
to wear a mask
and choose instead
to infect
and kill
other people
so helping others
keeping them safe
not leaving their bodies
behind
doesn’t seem to be
the American Way
that’s for sure

and let’s not forget those
who choose
to stay behind
refusing to evacuate
to learn
to come in off the street
to stop being brutal
and all the rest

and then there are those
who don’t realize
they have been left
behind

we write on walls
spray paint our wishes
hopes and dreams
plead with each others
in living color
or in black and white
in words
and pictures
but really
when it comes right down to it
most everyone is
LEFT BEHIND

only the wealthy
take
and
get
ahead
by walking
on the bodies
of those
they make
absolutely sure
stay way behind them
left struggling
and broken
in their wake

 

Picture:  Aaron Von Pilgrim
Unsplash

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