Today's poem is by Andrea Cohen

Where the Sugar Dollars

Where the sugar dollars
have not yet reached is

not far: look no farther
than the cane fields,

where a boy wields
a machete half his size.

What is the size of
injustice? Can it be

sliced in half, then that
half slashed? Where does

all that sugar go? Why
do we call it sweet?

Copyright © 2017 Andrea Cohen All rights reserved
from Unfathoming
Four Way Books
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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