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New Poem SI Outing Marguerite Rivas sipoet marguer161@aol.com Staten Island Family Outing on A Sunday Afternoon

Dear old dad labors
with a stolen shopping cart
filled with discarded soda bottles
and reeking of stale beer.

A toddler perched atop --
Little Prince of the recycling heap --
grabs for his mother
who follows behind,
hollow-cheeked and sallow;
her head bops to the rhythm
of the street.



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