on the street Version 2

On the Street Today

men with an oozing bellies
calm fighting roosters

water boiled by fire, pours
to a plastic bucket

duck eggs, grilled corn, peanuts
hot, salted by hand

flapping tarps and bright umbrellas
wet school shoes

sirens sounds, and shredded traffic
a small boy takes my hand

on the street today.

on the street

Culture, Free Verse, Poetry,

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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