Jacob Lawrence, Supermarket--Gifts for the Homeless (1994)
We promised to search for him, but, we forgot.
Trapped in our own tensions,
our own struggles,
the stress of her addiction,
minute to minute,
noisy like the rumble of city streets,
burying specifics beneath the background wash
of constant chaos.
I will be better able to help after she's gone.
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