at home with homeless

 

ask a homeless person
what is home to you?

ideally, it’s a safe place
comfortable and pleasant
my sanctuary from the world
where people love you…family

home is peace, not just a roof
maybe a tent on an ocean beach
even a sleeping bag under a bridge
anywhere you lay your head to rest

people look right past me
have you ever felt invisible?

after mom died, no family left
now depend on disability checks
you know how VA ignores veterans
no shelters for people with pets

self-medicating mental illness
spent rent money on crack
nobody will hire an ex-convict
hard when you lose everything

maybe we’re all homeless
looking for the key to security

 

 


Inspired by documentary, “Signs of Humanity” (2016) available on amazon.com based on artist Willie Baronet’s coast to coast trip to collect (buy) signs from homeless people for his “We Are All Homeless” art exhibits.

breathe after dusk

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You can play Magnetic poetry online, check it out!  (Take a screen shot to save your poem.)

sanctuary stones

 

cleft in ancient wall

rock dove coos benediction

peace rest upon us

 

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Byzantine ruins at Avdat – photo by lynn


 

Carpe Diem celebrates 4th anniversary this month.