On the Street Today

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on the street Version 2

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