Philly Story #63

Herbert Holmes is

homeless

he heaves heavy bags of trash for food everyday

hunger scrambling across his tongue

less homes than people

houses hollow of happiness he hollers

he mumbles then

humbled and homely

his Heavenly father is the only one to visit him on the streets

huddled against high-rises,

underneath society’s hazy gaze

Maybe he hates or waits for

a harbinger of humanity

Herbert Holmes is hopeless

but no less than a man

so why do I hesitate,

feeling helpless

Check out the hottest upcoming poetry events this week in PHILLY!!

Mon.

Oct. 28

The Harvest
Open Mic & Showcase Experience

7PM

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

$10 Online
$12 At Door

Tues.

Oct. 29

Coffee After Dark: The Organic Expression

6:30-10PM

East Eden Vegan Catering

5600 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA

Wed.

Oct. 30

The Grandstan

Open Mic

7:30PM

Sole II Soul

6139 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA

Thurs. Oct. 31 Jus’ Words Open Mic 8PM-1AM Dowling’s Palace
1310 N. Broad. St.
Philadelphia, PA $5

Fri.

Nov. 1

The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam

8:30PM

PhilaMOCA

531 N. 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA

$10

Sat.

Nov. 2

First Saturdays Poetry LIVE!

8PM

Kingdom Worship Center Church

3500 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA

FREE

Sun.

Nov. 3

Voices In Power

6:30PM

Jolly’s Dueling Pianos

3801 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

$8