Street Children

Are we so fractured?
seeking the rapture?
with all these splinters
split in half infinitely
how we live resiliently
as half-human children scrambling
with mouths only babbling
Children without Mothers
Children without Fathers
chasing after red herrings
dreaming false errands
Street rats pilfering a loaf of bread
earning our synthetic street cred
How we long to be corralled back home
to balance on our father’s knee
to be attacked by a swarm of tickles
How we long to be stuffed full of warm scones
sucking marrow out of the bone
And to be tucked into bed
to hear a storybook read
to be lullabied to sleep
to be dreaming into the deep

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