Meeting in a Strange Place

I was riding the subway. He was

huddled in a coat, all green

dulled with winter,

brown bastard shoes on his feet.

Got spare change, he asked


I moved away dancing on sea glass,

kicked shards at him.

Go away I spat

take your dirty shopping cart,

your filth encrusted mange, anyway

this is my stop

I said secretly

thrilled by this encounter

with a beggar, me

arrayed brightly like a flag.

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