Promised Lands

Unblinking like the dead
goldfish floating
He stands staring
with his one good eye
at the neighbours
through
their bathroom window.
Tied up, mouths stuffed
his envy turning
into a slow concern
The thieves are having
fried eggs for breakfast
on the patio. Three
Young boys with
happy eyes thinking
already about the
latest Nokia
the electric bill
imported pampers
for the new baby.


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