Poverty

Poverty
by Peretz Opochinsky

Eyes glazed wild, green cunning looks
Paws – steel muscles poised to strangle
and a sack sewed up from human skin –

Poverty!

Before the Canaanite face, heart with lust-rubbish
rabbit-fear and eyes pierce distance
somewhere on a sacrifice the bitch gnashes teeth –

Give Bread!

Insides churn, lips drool,
– – – with bound ribs
So on God and self too blackness, rage –

Death!

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