Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bag Lady

I could be that bag lady
you know
the one who stands outside
your favourite Greek restaurant
and holds her hand out
and says
"change please"
as you walk through the door
and stand by the bar and order
Greek salad to go and
when you get your food
you pass by her again
on the way out
and you walk home to your studio
and sit down in front of
the TV watching
Saturday night hockey
and you eat the tomatoes first
as usual
and then you go to the fridge
and crack a beer
and 
just for a second
you remember
she touched your sleeve 
on the way out
"Christ" you say
"I'd better get that
jacket cleaned first thing
Monday"
I could be her
I could be that bag lady
you know
for all you see me



"ellecee"

1 comment:

  1. Such a tough life she has ... well portrayed !!!

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