22 October: Walk

AI digital art: homeless man in doorway

Walk

I suppose if I went outside
and walked around, somewhere
in town like on that street where
all the shops are closed down,
where men with heavy stubble
and droopy lazy eyes sleep in
doorways, and the women claim
the opposite side of the street,
two of them sharing a sleeping bag
because everyone who’s been
a Scout knows the buddy system,
and I suppose if I went outside
and walked around town a bit
I’d have something to write about.


Poem and Digital Art ©Misky 2022. Inspired by the Weekend Writing Prompt #282 “Opposite” although I exceeded the word count, so I mention the prompt if anyone else wants to try.. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

8 responses to “22 October: Walk”

    1. Sometimes it’s easier to just stay inside, nice and warm. 🙃

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  1. I went into my post office the other day snd there were buddies sleeping on the floor. The image has stayed with me ever since

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    1. It’s very sad to see.

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  2. Inside might be easier, but there’s something to be said for the outdoors inspiration. I thought you might dig this: http://star82review.com/1.1/Ron_Charlie.html

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