She’s a rough sleeper by Lisa Goodwin

She’s a rough sleeper ….. or, She doesn’t have a fucking home you wazzock! Inspired by some of the comments following this article.

She never sees the story
shared on your computer,
witnessed by rush hour
traffic and commuters.
She lies on that blanket
offered with kindness,
takes the child to her breast,
her baby born homeless.

And you brand her
migrant without knowing
the colour of her skin.
Suckled by the racist media spin.
She doesn’t know how
you are fed by media lies,
she doesn’t understand
the hatred in your eyes
and she doesn’t know why.

Origin unknown;
you shout,
“Send them home!”

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