Friday, November 29, 2013

November Poem-A-Day 29


Belief in a non-existent demographic
produces brown vinyl “platforms”
on which to sit after shopping.

The commercial mind makes no room
for the elderly unable to sit where no
support exists for rising again.

What profit is there in having customers
lean on walking frames waiting for sons
or daughters to rescue them?

Tired legs shaking, backs bent, they
imagine a future of home delivery
and no weekly exercise whatsoever.

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