Walking by

Layers of moth-eaten wool like Joseph’s coat
variegations knit by many nimble fingers
broken down by rough wear on the street
and under the crooked corregations of home

hats one for collecting “spare change”
one and another and another for warmth
mittens gloves essential plastic bags
newspapers for insulation armor shelter

pockets voluminous multiple coves for
treasures crumbs chunks pieces bits
skin like frozen raspberries dull dark
teeth like wasps around hive entry

See him slumped against the granite
every day ignore him every night

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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