downtown hunger By Constance Schultz

downtown hunger

rain gutters overflow
everyone goes
in

except those who don’t

they reside
at the union gospel mission

listen to a lecture
about a god
who has forsaken them

trade attention
for bread
& they take it
swear to do better

never again
they say & next morning

back to the streets
and the gods
who have always been reliable

trusty 40 &
thunderchicken

Biography:

Constance R. Schultz and her family live by Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State. Her writing is greatly influenced by Carl Sandburg, Diane diPrima and Langston Hughes.

Ms. Schultz has work in the Calamus Journal, Figroot Press, The Seattle Star, Jenny Mag and Stonecoast Review.

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