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