50 words

Fifty Word Challenge #73: ‘Powering Down’

Photograph by SAM 2015 – River Beach, Southbank, London, UK

Wading the plastic mountains
bare feet stumble in search of crumbs
to feed their pockets with the coins of no change:
hunger feeding on wasteful greed.
Faces overfed by corporations fat with finance
look on with simpers of compassion
as gulls screech the skyline:
albatrosses squawking
no change
no change …