Shopping trolleys

The destitute,
the prostitute
the homeless and
the junkie,

the word
comes to mind
when I can’t find
any other

and they’re sat
huddled together
toughing out the
bitter cold weather,

it’s a fact of life
that life for some
is no life at all.

One act of kindness
doesn’t make a bible,
it just makes one of
the stories.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.