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The Delivery

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The Delivery

On hobo corner
I coughed the powdered air, 
the radio news said “its a purple day”.
I could taste the sky.

inhale deep, exhale deeper

Spitting out the van window
the light green wad smacked
the hot black asphalt  with a sizzle.

I know I’m sick.

The homeless man on the corner
spits to, its larger, greener, nastier.
He shoves a smelly hand at my face,

says nothing, just expects.

He looks too much like me not 
to give him money. The crumpled 
paper greener then both our spit 
 
goes from hand to hand.

I hate him as he turns away
with his new money, 
a face that looks like mine,

and hands that smell of dumpsters.

Finally a green light,  
everyone so wanting here,
like an accusation, or a family waiting,

inhale deep exhale deeper

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  1. Date: 11/2/2012 9:25:00 AM
    Welcome to soup, Darrel. This poem affected me so strongly that I HAD to feature it in this weeks Soup Newsletter, a blog. To find it either just click on my name, beside my name you will find my blog link, or go to the blog links found on way above your name on this page. Great work! Smiles from Cyndi

    Smith Avatar Darrel Smith
    Date: 11/2/2012 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much for your kindness
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 2:37:00 PM
    I liked how you worded this part: "I hate him as he turns away with his new money, a face that looks like mine," Thanks for sharing.

    Smith Avatar Darrel Smith
    Date: 11/2/2012 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thankyou for replying