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FebPoWriMo 28

An Uber or some such vehicle
dropped off a refugee family
with child luggage and toys
outside of my office today
they waited there
in the breeze which seemed
a little warmer than normal
but probably too cold for them
while the agency held
an all staff meeting
in the other building
they looked cold so a member
invited them inside
until the meeting was over
which I determined by asking
a worker going back inside
the family headed out
and waited there a little longer
the child riding a small bike
I asked if they spoke to someone
to make sure they were looked after
they said they had
when I remembered to look outside
again a few minutes later
they and their things had removed
to a secure location inside
to stay warm and begin
with any luck a new life
in a foreign country

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher