Tomorrow

POETRY FORMAT, 17 July 2017

Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service

Give me two pounds sir,
I will find a home by tomorrow

You can see him all day
asking for change: coins enough
to take him away from this wet
street of London.

Memory is a distant home:
he has forgotten we spoke
three months ago on a Saturday
in January outside an immigrant’s
fries shop on the high street.

“Take 50p and telephone Shelter,
go to their office, they will
put you somewhere.”

His memory always distant:
everyday he asks for change
from me, from old strangers,
hoping to find his home
by tomorrow.

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Sumeet Grover is the founder of Global Poetry, dedicated to creativity, human dignity, dialogue and global citizenship. He is a winner of the Portico Brotherton Open Poetry Prize 2014 and was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize in 2014 & 2015. He has authored two books of poetry: House Arrest & Disobedience (2015) and Change (2011). Grover is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment.

 

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