Sunset Into SFO

Bittersweet life lived
Tantalising tapestry
Wanders down
Corrupted streets
Under sweat-breaking sun
Through sweep-scorching
Wind tunnels

He askes for change
Scratches sores on his face
Sounding like that actor
From that movie
On that flight

What to give
But trinkets
Broken particles
Sub-fractions
Of hours of toil?
Toil? “Toil”.
But a smile?
Smile back
Leave instructions
“Have a good night”
And
“Take care”

“God bless you, man”
He brays
Sounding like that actor
From that movie
On that flight

July 2009 Derek Wilson

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~ by delboywilson on July 6, 2009.

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