Thursday, January 14, 2016

Curiosity Is Good for Mice

A homeless man 
Sitting in the train station,
Peeling off his layers one by one.
Unzipping each coat and peering with true wide-eyed fascination,
Bordering on shock, beneath the fabric, underneath.
As if unknowing what might be there, 
Unexpecting of what was. 

The layers of clothing 
Covering rough, dry skin.
All/each surprising, new. 
Continue to unzip, uncover, peer out 
At the shifting, spinning world with a largely astonished gaze. 

"Never know what you might find," he chuckles downward to himself.

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