Thursday, September 16, 2010

she was frozen in time...

a prisoner of what had been.....
yet a hostage of her future as well.....
traumatized by circumstance......
enveloped by emotion....
but continuously industrious and resourceful....
almost to a fault......

she saw a copper coin on the ground....
glimmering in the sunlight....
and as she bent to pick it up,
a garden snake slithered by....
in MANHATTAN !!!!
green and blue.....
just in the nick of time to stop her hand from touching the coin....
she shook with revulsion.....
never having been a fan of snakes...

as it happened, a homeless woman was nearby....
watching, as it were......
she RAN over and scooped the coin from her competitor !!
and in her haste, she scraped the innocent woman with a blade...
she'd been holding a blade in her hand....(in case of attack!)
the streets brought a keen paranoia to these people.....

suddenly, there was blood on the glistening sidewalk.......
this.......
over a mere penny ......
times were indeed TOUGH.......