Yonge & Dundas to St. George’s Station

REBLOG: I was so moved by this particular piece that “Poetry From The Inkwell” has written. Perhaps, it’s because of myself facing the same back in 2015.

Poetry from the Inkwell

*Some of you witness this every day but I don’t, not where I live. In my region, there is poverty but there isn’t anyone living on the streets. I am not rich, by any stretch of the imagination, but the gap between me and those who live on the streets is still quite large and my recent visit to Toronto brought that home. Make an effort today to give to someone in need – time, an ear or a little change. 

‘spare some small change
for a homeless woman’
quivering hands
holding on
to a filthy
tin can
walking among
hundreds
who avert their eyes
and ears
between subway stations

i am fraught
with despair
and shame
uncomfortable in
my seat
for i’ve
no change
small or great
from which
to part

but
change is relative
isn’t it?
not all change
is good
and some things
never change
like the…

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