On The Corner

Same corner
same dog
same sign
“Hungry”
“Anything helps”
“God Bless”

He makes good money
that’s what I heard
spends it on booze
lazy
loser
take a bath
get a job

Things we say
and never know
don’t look
don’t nod
drive on by

Invisible
no guilt

They call me druggie
tell me “stay on your meds”
they make me fuzzy
can’t think clear or
catch the right bus
who’s gonna hire me

I had dreams
baseball dreams
dreams of fame
of family
of gettin’ off the street
gonna make it right soon
gonna do it
you’ll see

My dog
he loves me
don’t think I’m crazy
just me n’ him
gettin’ old though
then what

Things we know
and never say
don’t look
don’t nod
drive on by

Invisible
no guilt

Same corner
same dog
same sign
“Hungry”
“Anything helps”
“God Bless”

For a thousand years

Marv Himmel
March 25, 2015 ©

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