A Pinhead at Safeway

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.

Simon Metz –

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