Street Sweeper

by Martin Jon Porter

Honorable Mention – Flash 405, February 2018: “Greed”



the street sweeper knows
that some parts
of town
are easier to clean
than others



Judge’s Comments:
An incredibly basic truth laid bare through five lines of poetry, in one short stanza. So true. Too real.

Martin Jon Porter is a teacher who lives in Melbourne. His most recent poetry has featured in ArtAscent, Medusa’s Laugh, and Wanderlust Journal. His debut chapbook, Traits, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2016.

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