part of something 2017

the memorial to man
pigeon shit
a crushed can,
a beggar underneath
stone feet
looks up to meet
the gaze
of spent and wasted

a chipped finger
pointing to the West
and lest the cock crow
I wait a second to begin
then try to fit all these
thoughts in,
a jigsaw and an open mind
me to find a way.

Booth..Salvation Army

© 2019, John Smallshaw.