The Metro Ride – by Gertrude de Souza

Loud whistle howls urgent signal
and doors just skimming her back,
enters grey haired shopper whose sharp yellow knuckles struggles,
gropes her goods.

A closer look draws a familiar sight;
plastic bags have been stuffed;
Bag lady aflight!

then,
warning whistle hypnotize me.
Doors slam, suction push me
leaving me wondering where she is wandering….

the bag lady…

by Gertrude de Souza
written 1998

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