The children in Quaker Meeting

'The children in Quaker Meeting' by Dana Smith

'...remember / how it felt when the smell of still hot / chocolate and Macadamia nuts / swelled the room of our senses' | Photo: Tim Wright / Unsplash.

The children in Quaker Meeting
are learning the different sorts
of insulation: newspapers
on the ground work for rough sleepers.
Bubble-wrap pillows will lie on asphalt.
For the lucky, it may be ewe’s wool in the attic,
layer upon layer of lanolin blessing.

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