Other People’s Pain

The money comes from other’s pain

And goes to healing other’s pain


I do not cause the pain

I simply take it’s photograph


I search the pain out in small towns

And hidden city parks


Some towns so proud

Some towns ashamed


But few take steps

To put the pain away


And so I search it out

And photograph this ancient pain


Bottle it and sell it off

To those who relish it


And each time it sells I wonder

Should I keep doing this?


But take their money either way

And teach children art, science and nature


And spit in those old racists eyes

And have perhaps the last images


Of racists dreams

And my friends fears.

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