at risk

as i dropped off
a few items
aunt bea
had requested
i found her staring
at the children
on the playground
across the street
she asked
can you
pick out
who among
that group
is at risk
they all
have the same
foundation from society
in
this neighborhood
the structure
of their future
has been created
using nothing more
than balance
and
friction
to stay upright
against the winds
of poverty
and
crime
oh i know
like the faces
on cards
a variety
of different problems
confront each child
abuse
disability
and such
and
each one
must face
unique family problems
but
who’s at risk
is it
the child
is it
the family
or
is it
the community
she said
i know
i’m not for sure
but
i do know
that each
at risk child
is stacked onto
the nation’s future
forming
a house of cards

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