Friday, 22 February 2013

The Big Issue

I used to buy The Big Issue
Then I didn’t bother
But in Birmingham
There are blood stains
Spreading on the cover

Two homeless sellers
Murdered in broad daylight
My local seller
Is from Rumania
She says “Buna”
Which means “Hello”

It’s the first time
I have spoken to her
I buy the paper
Sticky with conscience.

© David Subacchi

Man charged over Birmingham Big Issue murders

David Subacchi’s first English language collection ‘First Cut’ was published by Cestrian.