3d pan white

Suicide Prevention Association

now comes these three things together

faith and hope, and the love of a stranger

and things without meaning

that make life worth living

a worn-out city bus

a broken streetlight

the long walk home when money gets tight

any whisper left hanging

in a moment of passion

any words slipping out

in the action and reaction

the chimney red burning

of an oceanside bonfire

a man crying out in the streetcorner choir

five friends of three races

gathered 'round a round table

saying, "No one goes home,

not as Cain, not as Abel"

no one gets up 'til we've rewritten this fable...


© Steve Skafte


My books on BLURB:

Long Time, No Sea and

Stray Cat in a Straitjacket


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Taken on April 25, 2009