Gregory Liffick

Unemployed

 

Pomona,
Roman goddess
of agriculture,
would not
feel at home
these days
in her
namesake city.
Little left
of farms
and fields,
or grapes, oranges,
and strawberries,
for her to
grant her
blessings to.
She walks
the paved
and over-
developed
streets like
a homeless
person,
forgotten
and out
of a job.