she asks for four – July 1

7.1.2015

she asks for four

bag lunches

each morning

 

supposedly for

children

unseen

 

her approach is

slow, steady

head down

 

covered up in

her coat

and hat

 

expression blank

responses

mono-syllabic

 

as if life has

hurt her

so

 

that her inner

conversation

is all

 

she wants

and for

the world

 

to stay out.

 

I watch her walk

down the

block

 

out of sight slow

and steady, head

down.

 

I pray that this isn’t

her only

nourishment.

———————-

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