gathering tools
wiped clean
from todays duty
muscles sore
showing years
labor has brought
trailing behind
rolling crated supplies
walking for home
mere miles away
a bus
a train
an hour away
passing the pristine
towering skyscrapers
to houses barred
along windows
it’s decent
never luxurious
a roof provides
shade from heat
shelter from rain
barrier to wind
entering these
modest means
warm greetings
embody appreciation
we are family

-Jennie Nawrocki

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