empty pockets

by on March 13, 2024 :: 0 comments

empty pockets
she wasn’t well-off
scraping pots

a son hungry
for affection in the
abscence of toys

the room
echoes emptiness
a departed father

driven by hunger
he got his finger stuck
in an empty food can

stitching up
the deep cut
too weak to cry

editors note:

5 haiku; one hard life – mh clay

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