cobbled together from the scraps and refuse
discarded by those who have too much,
piecing a bare-knuckles tapestry of survival? lives,
in a different light, creative imaginations
full of new visions for what’s tossed aside,
clever hands, forging hearts fashioning anew.
to the overlooked, in the satisfaction
of self-sufficiency, the prayer of gratitude,
the tiny fragments of beauty, hope and joy?