Fear He Might

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth!


A Glance Askance ~ Philip Brent Harris


He sat on the ground, legs splayed.
A hat between them, turned upside down.
Several small, lonely coins tossed in.
Whether his, to prime the pump, or
the largess of random passers-by
is impossible to detect on scant clues.
If he looked up, you might know
but he stares at his restless foot
that jiggles back and forth and back.
He’s alive, you tell yourself, so
you believe, today. You drop a buck
into the shadowed depths of his trilby.
Tomorrow, really most days, you walk by.
You look the other way, contrive excuses.
He likely wants cigarettes and booze.
With so little, certainly he may choose.
You know, deep down, he wants to be fed.
Food, yes, but he needs love and human kindness.

This morning both he and his hat are gone.
You hope he got breakfast, fear he might be dead.


Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,
Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment 

Unite the World!


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A Glance Askance ~ Philip Brent Harris

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