One and the other
“One and the other”
One thing is not like the other,
but they are the same.
One lives under a roof and eats
three lavish meals a day. The other
eats handouts and charity.
One drives. The other walks.
One sees but chooses not to act, while
the other’s agency is impaired.
One thinks. The other reacts.
One believes in good will and a God
who loves and accepts all. The other sees
humanities inability to accept and give love.
One knows what must be done
but is selfish. The other is also selfish.
The other could work, but won’t, while
One puts in 50 to 60 hours a week.
The other knows One will stop
and handout the window crisp bills
or bag lunches.
The other sings songs under the star. One watches
the news and writes letters to local politicians
and spurs action and change.
The other keeps company with the squirrels. One
The other moves from city to city like the wind
always moving, always bringing storms. One listens
to the weather and plans accordingly.
The other is covered in blue torn canvas and leather.
One alternates between tweed, silk, polyester and
The other is content.