Burning Rooms and Trains
by Mozart Guerrier, MSW
About the Poem:
This poem explores the experience of a housing case worker having a client who demands he view and visit her apartment fire and directly witness the loss of her home. The poem explores the contextual and personal implications of helping and hurting as a social worker.
About the Poet:
Mozart Guerrier is a performance poet and social worker living in Syracuse, NY. He performs poems and lectures on social innovations at colleges (MIT, Brown, University of Rochester), conferences, and cultural centers across the country. He has a blog at http://www.mgspeaks.com.