Saturday, July 9, 2016


Some folks
I work with
can't take
too much
freedom; they chafe
& strain
at the bit
of choices:
what to eat?
what to watch?
where to go?, etc., etc.
How to make time
move is sometimes
a bitch; the streets
& institutions
will do that ta ya.
Easier to make death
stand still
& pay attention
to you
if you're helping
to make his job
easier. A heated grating
is home for a night,
a week,
a year; a garbage can
in The Port Authority
offers food, maybe
a cigarette
butt a few drags, a drug
relief. Survival
is one decision
at a time.


Norman Savage
Greenwich Village, 2016

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