Sunday, February 09, 2014

The homeless man

I met a homeless man yesterday
We sat under the banana bridge 
He said to be safe from the rain spray
"I've been warmer working in the fridge"

It was dark and cold in Mile End 
Singing melodies, the whistling wind
Damp and with nought to spend
On passers by all his hopes pinned

Harsh elements caught me off guard
After sharing a wee little bite
I left him with the rain lashing hard
I'll be thinking of Tommy tonight 


© Emdad Rahman

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