Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Poignancy


Sitting here, 
I drink my morning coffee- 
totally unaware of 
things that occur.

I don't entertain the thought
that there are children in Africa
who could eat from
a small portion 
of my American dollars. 

I don't consider the pain 
of a mother infected with malaria,
who could receive comfort at
the sacrifice of mocha. 

Even in my own city
there are families looking 
for food and shelter.
Yet, I remain focused - 
focused on my coffee and 
the stressful day ahead.

Everyone needs caffeine. 

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