bag lady looking for rest

superhero postcards
graceful curves of industry
driven on by wisps of asphalt
another stuffed animal for the pantheon
held in a red laundry basket
that makes her a bag lady
house to room to couch
wandering in search of rest
but when he isn’t there, she can’t
an animated picture of everything she thinks
they hold together
makes her weep
as little spots of brown blood begin their descent
waiting for seminars on working together
as the continual checking of grades
moves her picture up a step
and brings a half-tear of relief
lighting like a prison
wall hangings can’t fix
waiting for her sacred rest
a day removed, to come
so naked she can intertwine in something
like peace
residue left on pale, pale skin
until he can return to her

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One thought on “bag lady looking for rest

  1. and brings a half-tear of relief
    lighting like a prison..

    residue left on pale, pale skin
    until he can return to her

    loved these lines,,,, very deep n intense !!

    Nice read !!

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