Poem by Joseph Caperna
A piece of steak,
a prostitute, the penthouse
Dystopia, polluted planet, hunger
Soylent green is people.
Feeding at its most macabre
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I am a physician in San Diego, CA, spent my career dedicated to HIV. To bring compassion and caring, and listening into my medical practice, I am using poetry with my patients and their families. I have traveled over 60 years to 6 contients. These experiences inspire prose and poetry that I am starting to submit to publish.
9/27/2022 01:56:19 pm
Joe, You never cease to amaze me with your passion - for people, for human rights and now to share messages in your poetry. Thank you for you!
9/29/2022 12:48:43 pm
Very moving i loved it. Im a big fan of soylent green. One of my favorite movies
10/1/2022 01:44:30 pm
I’ve never seen Soylent Green, but your poem awakens many images for me. I like the word “steak” in the first line, “hunger” in the middle and “Feeding” in the last line that naturally circles back to the beginning of the poem. A chapeau! My hat is off to you!
10/4/2022 06:54:03 pm
Beautiful poem. I’m going to have to see the movie so I can make the connection.
10/4/2022 07:23:46 pm
Very interesting. I have not seen the movie, but it inspired you in a special way to bring awareness.
10/10/2022 10:10:37 am
A vivid glimpse of sci-fi hell. Left me speechless
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