Posted in Palpating Poetry

Recycling

Glass and plastic bottles are all he sees

He goes from garbage to garbage filling an oversized bag

Rifling through items that have no value to him

Striving to find as many bottles as he can

All so he can buy his pregnant, also homeless girlfriend,

The cheerios and vanilla ice cream she craves.

I watch him as I hurry

I hear him mumbling this as I walk the last block to work.

I think, “Love comes in many forms.”

And I say a prayer as I open the door to the building

Preparing myself for another work day.

Author:

For the last 17 years, I have worked as a Sign Language Interpreter in a variety of settings such as educational, medical, mental health & video relay interpreting. Prior to becoming an interpreter, writing was my passion & in the last 2 years, I've been drawn back to it. Doors have been opening in ways I did not expect. I was miraculously invited to be a part of a Christian Writer's group by a co-worker & now dear friend. After attending two meetings, this friend and I both knew that we were to begin writing a compilation of some sort with all the members of our group. Soon after it was discussed with the group, we began our planning & work on "The Christian Herald". Though we are still in the infancy stages of this new endeavor, we are excited to see what God will be doing through the work He inspired us to do. I'm embracing this time where writing is again being placed in the forefront of my mind and no longer sitting idle on the back burner. The joy I'm experiencing and that need to record my thoughts is fueling my soul. I feel a deep sense of satisfaction but most of all, I am more connected to the one who lead me in this direction.

One thought on “Recycling

  1. It’s sad, but beautiful. In his poverty and condition he’s still willing to provide in any way he can.

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