Civil War Coming Soon!

Empty Suboxone
packets litter
the clean streets
from the suburbs
to the city
there’s a lack of

Worker bees
in cheap suits
driving cars
they can’t afford
race to the red light
already late
for another shift
of servitude

Soccer moms
on Adderall
need an extra boost
to keep up with
the exuberance
of a new generation

There’s a line
of homeless men
at the Light Of Life
Rescue Mission
starving for a meal
I’m the only volunteer
on duty this evening

I keep hearing
and reading
about the inevitability
of this civil war
when I’m serving
plates of food
to the homeless
but can’t find time
enough to eat

Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh, using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he's not writing, he's volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. His book, F.D.A. Approved Poetry, is available at Amazon. Read other articles by Michael.