By Alan Britt, World BEYOND War, October 26, 2020


(For George Nelson Preston)

Hungry, as in haven’t eaten for days,
weeks, belly full of scorpions
from insults hurled like grenades.
The League of Nations reincorporated,
but the new League of Nations has a budget
that doesn’t include my bursting belly;
the new League of Nations has bigger
fish to fry; meanwhile my belly full
of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins,
& distant birth parents doesn’t
qualify me for the neediest continent
on this planet.
Their vision.
Not mine.

Alan Britt, of the United States, has published over 3,000 poems nationally and internationally.

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