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

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. 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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