Shapiro

Remember that girl
who was ‘walking back
to happiness’?
I often wonder if
she made it, if
she ever got there
and
where had she been?

I think she must have seen
some sad things
bad things
and things like that
left her flat
deflated,

I wonder if someone waited up
for her
if someone cared for her
wore out the carpet stair
looking
high and low for her,
I wonder if she made it.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.