Issue Eight - February 2005

Good Verse Survival

By Alaya Battalia

People bustle through crowded streets
Noise erupts from the center of chaos
Venders shout their worth
In a language known to all
The language of profit
Passed down through generations
Survival of the loudest
Mixed inbetween
Breeds the opposite
Those who depend on stealth
These shadows sweep between
Magicians of the street
Quick to practice a trick of the hand
The swift snatch wins them their fortune
Vacationers a prime target for the hands survival
The heart of a poor peoples prosper

©2005 by Alaya Battalia