A Pinhead at SafewayPosted: 1, 17 February , 2012
At Safeway last night
I saw a pinhead, a kid with microcephaly.
In microcephaly, the face grows at a normal rate
but the head does not.
I didn’t stare,
but when I got home,
I couldn’t mention the child.
They would wonder why I brought it up at all.
No one wants to hear about that.
I would have said “pinhead.” That’s wrong isn’t it?
Why even mention it, why be blamed? Still…
Last night, I saw a pinhead at Safeway.