Cindi Silva Poetry

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Alternative Fuel



Sometimes alternative fuel

is a shopping cart loaded

chock full of groceries

in front of a mother and her young son

pushed like a walker

with enough groceries for a family of three

for about a week


Sometimes alternative fuel

is the sweat on your brow

as you push the shopping

cart to your apartment

on a hot summer’s day

the mother and child laughing

and smiling as they talk about

their adventures that day

adjusting to a new normal


no longer caring who sees you

like you once might have

driving past and thinking

so glad that’s not me

and the knowing that

at least for a moment

humility and ingenuity

made things a little bit easier

if only for a moment in time



After all it is the simple victories in life

that matter the most . . .




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Author: Cindi Silva Poetry

I'm an artist, poet, writer, activist and more. I like writing about the ordinary and transforming it to extraordinary, which I think it already is but you may have been to busy to notice. Sometimes I write about politics, love, relationships, and every day strife. If you like my blog, I invite you to follow me. Thanks for stopping by. Peace and great joy to you always! Cindi

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