Oil on Canvas 24 x 20-in-2007

Hungry Girl with Hat
Oil on Canvas
24 x 20 in

How often have we seen that girl
standing by the side
of a road most frequented
by man or beast alike
in the middle of the day or the night:
a hungry girl wearing a fruit hat
wondering what to eat next
or what to feed her child.
This is not a rare sight
in our fertile land,
where fruits may grow
next to draining ditches
or on top of our very hats.

Saúl Balagura Oct. 2009