Friday, November 18, 2011

Flash Friday 55: Until They Have Faces

He isn't invisible
holding the sign, but
he probably wants
anonymity
since he won't meet my eyes

Easier, to hide in the stereotype
Pan-handling bum, flying the
God Bless Anything Helps”
than speak truth
his story

I wave him over, hand him my ashtray
ten bucks in change,
now a grin,
and I see.

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Flash Friday 55 is hosted by the g-man over at Mr.Knowitall
Place your link and play along.

Yes, I've been gone a while...and you'll hear the story someday.  Today is not that day. 


8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is powerful.

Monkey Man said...

You're a better person than me.

cooloceanwaves said...

what a fun write.

Happy Friday.

JF said...

ashtray of change that changes everything, nice--action and image. JF

Brian Miller said...

nice..you are good people....and great to see you too...been a while...

G-Man said...

Tina...
You are an Angel!
Loved your 55.
I'm numb to the pleadings
Welcome back to the Friday Funfest
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

5thsister said...

Lovely. One time when my daughter and I were leaving an event, late one evening in Charlotte, we spied a homeless man sleeping on a stoop. Maybe he was passed out, I don't know, didn't care as it didn't matter to what we were about to do. Remembering a big bag of change in the car (probably about $8-10 worth). we crept up, placed that bag near his head for him to find when he awoke and then silently slipped away.

Cheryl said...

Nicely done. Welcome back.