The Elements by Diana Raab

Water fire earth and wind

the four elements

pulsing to nature’s heartbeat

to rhythms only understood

by the musician perched on 

corner pavements, playing songs

to bridge the passerbys with his saddened eyes 

left behind years ago

by a mother who already knew

his destiny was not hers

and the streets would

become his home—

as neighbors are nudged by reality

when flames rush

through the town which

once whispered peace, but

now limps from freedom

in the name of land division.

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