I gave at the Food Bank
she still went hungry.
Stood in line at the grocery to buy a sack of food
and she is crying. Sobbing, she cannot feed herself
or her children.
Just like me, just like you. She is human, made a few
mistakes; nothing major. Now, she cannot eat.
She has no food. Chewing cardboard helps the hunger
pangs subside. Reduced to eating dog food a few times
but she was concerned with the bowel distress she experienced.
At the coffee shop, watching the customers come and go, she
ate their leavings. One-half cup of Starbucks, a broken croissant
and one time, a cinnamon roll hot to the touch.
No matter what I do; she is still hungry.