by Lester Allyson Knibbs
(Hakeem Muhammad)

a lonely thing
rolling from foot to foot

touching each of us
if it could

please sir please lady
would you find a home for me?

but we lift our feet
wait for the train to move again

and let the empty bottle
roll on

August 28, 2002
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