rotten fruit

alright you miserable looking sod
you piece of meat

a silence dropped and a strawberry fell to the floor

caught again in the vegetable shop
the thief stealing fruit.

nothing to say
no words to justify food theft
least of all vegetables
the least profitable yet most essential form of diet.

the fine would be too much
so community service would commence.
‘how will that fill my belly,’ he wondered.

very tired from finding ways to live
that don’t involve hunger.