BAG LADY

Updated Apr 22, 2017

DO YOU SEE HER. DO YOU, DO YOU SEE HER THERE STANDING IN THE STREET
DOES SHE LOOK UNHAPPY TO YOU. DOES SHE LOOK LIKE SHE MAY BE SAD
SHE WEARS SEVERAL SWEATERS, BIG COATS, SCARVES AND OLD GLOVES
SHE PUSHES A CART WITH ALL SHE OWNS IN LIFE. DO YOU THINK THAT SHE LOOK SAD
 
THE LADY LOOKS UNCLEAN. OR IS IT JUST THE RUMPLED MESSY OLD CLOTHES
A SHOWER WOULD SURELY BE A GREAT LUXURY ONE THAT SHE CANT AFFORD
SHE SLOWLY CONTINUES PUSHING HER CART ALONG THE BUSY STREETS
HUNGER IS  HER CONSTANT COMPANION. FOOD IS A LUXURY SHE CANT AFFORD
 
TRY TO ENGAGE HER IN CONVERSATION AND SHE MAY TURN AND WALK AWAY
OTHER TIMES SHE MAY REMINISCE ABOUT HER LOST LIFE OF LONG AGO
HER LIFE WAS FILLED WITH GLAMOUR. BEAUTY AND BRAINS WERE HER MAIN ASSET
BUT THEN SHE WILL PAUSE AND LOOK AWAY. SHE WILL SAY BUT IT WAS LONG AGO
 
LOOK BEYOND THE CLOTHES. THE DISHEVELED LOOK AND THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD SEE
A FORMER LADY OF RENOWN WHOSE MIND NOW IS MOSTLY LOST TO HER
DO NOT LOOK UPON HER AND THEN TURN AWAY PRETENDING YOU DO NOT SEE
NO THAT DOES A GREAT DISERVICE TO ALL WHO ARE LOST JUST LIKE HER
 
PERHAPS WITH SOME LUCK THE DAY WILL COME WHEN SHE WILL GET NEEDED HELP
FOR NOW SHE SEEMS CONTENT ENOUGH BUT HOW ARE WE TO REALLY KNOW
SHE SAYS THEY CALL ME A BAG LADY BECAUSE I HAVE NO MEANS TO CARE FOR MYSELF
TURNING NOW SHE BEGINS SLOWLY WALKING AWAY. TO WHERE SHE DOES NOT KNOW