strawberry grazes

She carries the huff marks

strawberry grazes

sores & pimples on her cheeks

where the plastic bag

late caressed her skin

& now she needs money

stalking the train

has anybody got any money?

or water even?

her skinny jean’d legs

carry her past me

not a second glance

she has seen her mark

but those holes in the blue jeans

accuse me as she saunters back

bottle in hand

scant change clinking in pocket

to stand in the doorway


now drinking

no longer in need of any of us



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