Compassion Lost

Man passed out on sidewalk

He is invisible as they pass by

Splayed on the sidewalk

He’s just another lost cause

A reminder of what could be

as they chase paper ambitions

Once a little boy with hopes and dreams

Playing on the sidewalk

He’s just another statistic

A tally on the list of failures

as they work to build their balance sheet

Approaching his last days

perhaps dying there on the sidewalk

He’s just another man, flesh and blood

A person worthy of compassion

as they cultivate cold hearts and closed minds




photo: Mark Vecchitto

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