Hopscotch

We’re still just playin’

Hopscotch 

right ?

not 

1 potato 2 potato 3 potato 

4…

5 potato 6 potato 7 potato 

Gimme! 

Gimme!

MORE!

your 

OUT!

Im IN

Your LESS!

I WIN!

It’s ok to scoot 

past homeless sighs 

and fearful cries

of folks who thirst

in awful heat and

and close our eyes

to broken feet and

sweat and dust and

and hunger… 

Right?

forget…

God’s eyes 

on thirsty streets

streets now devoid

of Hopscotch wonder?

Ok to say

“we’re doin the best 

 we can

with what we got”

and check our boxes

of stuff to do

and close our eyes

to those 

who live on asphalt streets

whose bloody feet 

play Hopscotch

 near death’s door

isn’t it

?

we’re just tryin’ to play 

the game right 

of 1 potato 2 potato 3 potato 

4

5 potato 6 potato 7 potato 

gimme

gimme

more… 

aren’t we?

we’re just good people

doin’ our best 

to win at

Hopscotch?

Right?

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