Shelter on Ash Wednesday

by Farasi

The twelve cots around the gym’s
Green walls wait as black coats, hats 
Cover bedding. Back from work in the 
liquor store and food joint or just the
Street. I was homeless once the woman
Said who brought aluminum pans 
Of chicken, rice and peas. 
Hawaiian rolls, lemonade added to the 
Paper plates by one thinking he never 
Was hoping he never will. 

Shelter on Ash Wednesday by Farasi

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