This is another photo challenge from Charles Martin.
i huddle in the refuse
part of excess and castoffs
and i blend into my corner perfectly
i am helpless and bare and somewhat ugly
pathetically needing your help
if i was cute
i bet you’d scoop me up and love me
i bet if I was darling, you’d maybe even feed me
but i’m awkward, dirty and wobbly
you don’t want to touch me
so all i get are kicks from hard shiny shoes
uneasy pitying glances
or rocks thrown by taller creatures
nothing to keep me safe
or fill my poor lil tummy
i’m not good enough for that
the world deems that i don’t deserve
anything at all
Ah…well done Toni…you’ve brought the photo to life with your excellent portrayal of this little guy…Cheers!
Thank you both!