Look at that lady poking around Aisle 7 at the grocery store,
her husband beats her when he’s drunk. Tell her she’s loved.
That businessman showing off his fancy Rolex and climbing
into his red convertible. His father hates him and calls him
stupid and useless. Tell him you’re proud of him.
The homeless man who is sleeping in an alley
somewhere in Santa Monica, he can’t forgive himself
for what he did in Vietnam but he knows Jesus forgives him
and he prays to God every night.
Tell him he’s forgiven and give him a bowl of cherries.
God knows he hasn’t had cherries for a really long time.
© Alicia Khoo
NaPoWriMo Day 25