Just downstairs

There are two homeless men
Sleeping in the doorway
For the night
Tugging at their jackets
Braving the cold
Lying all too comfortably
On the cold hard floor.
Just upstairs
There’s two powerful professionals
Grinding through the night
Their faces glowing in the light
Of their MacBooks
As they plan their ascent
To even greater heights.
What boggles me most
About inequality
Is how such astronomically distant fortunes
Can co-exist
Just a few mere metres apart.


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