On the corner stands a man
That everyone knows by sight,
And in his hand, a lager can
That turns his day to night.

The sun is shining bright,
For him, it’s started to sink,
His mind a foggy twilight,
Filled with darkening drink.

If only he could stop and think
And throw away the can,
But all day long, like a statue,
On the corner, stands a man.

Copyright: from Out of Order (Evans Brothers, 2002), copyright © Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters 2002, used by permission of the authors

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Andrew Fusek Peters (b. 1965) and Polly Peters (b. 1965) have written and edited more than 45 books, in many genres including poetry, ...

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