Testing Out My Strength

from by Sean Eldon



stumbled on a brother on my steps, way low
weren’t for the stumble, i’da never noticed him, though
maybe i’m numb to this
those glazed up stares like his
leave him for the next witness
not that i’m a hopeless apathetic, ‘cos i don’t think that’s so
it just ain’t so new to me to see a doped up casualty
leaning forty-five degrees, the angle ain’t so kind to me
so i stay upright and away my steps go
praying that he sways himself awake and gets on
keeping my distance here
it’s not what’s in store for me
never saw myself a hero
only when i’m strolling past another, and i heard him say so
he said “you ain’t got room for grief
about the wrinkles in the street
not your business, c’est la vie
just another casualty”

i’m testing out my strength with
the lift of a fallen brother
no problemo, cleaning the streets of the problem


from Fiction Perfect, released April 30, 2014


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