You may own all the hotels on Block Island, but I have a blog. And I just got a poem published in Edge of Humanity Magazine. You can find it here – https://edgeofhumanity.com/2021/07/28/a-tiny-voice/
Or you can find it below. Though I bet you won’t read it. And that’s o.k. with me, Dad. I won’t be staying in your hotels any time soon, because they’re really expensive.
A Tiny Voice
Yes, of course,
we, too, care about
a neglected rose struggling to survive
among the scattered bricks
of a crumbling house,
but we've already done
all we can.
a child has a tiny voice
and no money -
hardly the sturdy platform
on which to make demands.
Yet here she stands
with her small voice,
empty pockets, and
while we continue to tell her
to trust the spider
he wouldn't hurt a fly.
Luvgood Carp, Chief Editor and Adjunct Professor for Student Loans
We would like to sincerely thank Edge of Humanity Magazine for publishing our poem Sergeant Salvation. A link to the poem is here. https://edgeofhumanity.com/2021/06/01/sergeant-salvation
Or if you like, you can read the poem below.
Clearly, I suppose,
the poor have difficulties
but they push a dumpster
full of desperation and disease -
wasting their meager strength and time
because they'll never get anywhere
pushing a dumpster they're inside.
If there are solutions
they are difficult and distasteful -
made more so
because they're expensive;
costing more than I've got.
So condemn me not, Sergeant Salvation,
when I put no pennies in your pot
even as you vigorously beat that bell.
The poor will get no money from me,
but they do have my empathy:
the amount of which is massive
even if the display is somewhat passive.
Luvgood Carp, Editor-in-Chief and Adjunct Professor of Student Loans.
The poor are everywhere
so they're easy to overlook.
As when I stand on a beach
staring at the pregnant sea,
I forget the barren sand.
In a perfect world
the poor would be taken care of
so I'm building stockades
where they can be put.
With so many everywhere
it's hard keeping them under my foot.
Luvgood Carp, Editor-in-Chief and Adjunct Professor for Student Loans
First published in Scarlet Leaf Review