arrears

meadow

round here they empty their living-rooms onto the street
— tv-tables, kiddie-walkers, drawers sans handles,
a black leatherette three-piece // like a heart in a bag.

fist holes in the plasterboard
there for the next family.

unrepaired, houses become meadows

until
another affordable housing project.


Image: pixabay.  And here’s Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Homeless

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