Petals

About how one person’s trash is another’s treasure

flower petals scattered round

on a crowded Mexican street,

People en masse

passing by,

trampling them under their feet

Til a woman begins gathering them up,

working in the bitter Mexican heat

She takes them home and affixes them

to a canvas, arranged so beautifully & neat

She adds a special sealant,

to set them permanently,

Then sells her petal collage @ a market

To get her family food to eat

By:J.N.R Dutton