Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Teeth and Mind Scattered

O the magnitude of her decrepitude
Wandering the streets alone
In desperate search for a cigarette.
Her features most hideous
In a condition quite piteous,
Teeth and mind scattered about
Desperate for a way out.
What to do with a decrepit shrew?
What have I with her to do?
Whence came this crazy lass?’
No idea what’s in her past.
By parents likely quite forsaken
(O for granted blessings taken!)
Caring for a little one,
Won’t be long ’til life is done.
Can’t neglect the ones He gives
In everyone His image lives.

0535 on 29 April, 2021 re an encounter on the street while taking my daily walk around town.

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