My Community

by Arletha Leon

What they see: drugs, addicts garbage

And debris.

What I see: love happiness, dignity

& joy

What they see: confusion, needles,

mental disorders & disease

What I see: beautiful people, fruit

trees, passion for what they believe + many talents not yet perceived.

What they see is death, poverty,

homelessness & dysfunction

What I see: human beings living

rich in spirit, housed by God in need of patient encounters

What you may see: plenty of togetherness, love, dance, laughter, helping hands,

joy, talent, & plans to make this a better

community for all to see.