A homeless man crosses his heart with pain
heels wearing thin. Each step
groans across another block, two bags
of donated clothes heavy
hunger gnawing as he
joins a flood of Christmas joy
pretends he's part of the excitement
shoes slapping, heart pounding
bags lighter with each new fantasy.
Richard L. Provencher
My wife, Esther and I really enjoy writing. It is an excellent salve, in addition to prayers, a great wife and family during my continuing recovery from a stroke/aneurysm. You can contact us at: email@example.com re comments on our work. We live in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pray for others.