Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hauling wood

they could be anywhere,
in Slovakia, Slovenia or Cincinnati
France, Frankfurt or Philadelphia.
China, Chile or Chernobyl.
two boys hauling wood in a wheelbarrow
for a family to cook their meal,
for a summer bonfire to roast marshmallows,
are they rich or poor, no one can tell,
boys all over the world wear the 
same clothes, first, second or third hand.
mixed race, curly hair like a black person,
the light color of a white person, the fine
features of an Italian, they are everyone
and no one.
just two boys hauling wood somewhere
to somewhere for something.

(this is a picture I shot of the two Copeland boys)

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