a passing interest in…

a passing interest in

voyeurs of murders
neatly dressed politicians
at home drinking wine
calmly watching war’s horrors
stressed waiting for stock reports

conversation with a madman…

a disheveled man
just outside the market
collecting recyclable
bottles and cans
shuttling his mobile
stainless steel
wireframed home
from one bin
to the other
young
but
aged by war
it would seem
given
his
desert camouflage pants
and jacket
he did not
ask
for anything
but
he looked
in need
of a meal
so
i gave him
some cash
in return
he shared
his political views
and
concise concerns
for the welfare
of the world
as i entered
a banker type
leaving
the market
commented to me
how
horrible
his day was
with
stock prices
going down