We stopped and stared – young and old,
city shark and office cleaner,
the sensitive and the usually oblivious -
each hoping we might fix this small
and broken fearful bundle
hopping madly through the crowds,
its frailty and incompleteness
drawing out our wishes
for a healing or the serendipitous.
We walked on by – rich and poor,
business sort and volunteer,
the parent and the usually compassionate -
each hoping to forget the tall
but broken fearful bundle
huddled in the doorway,
his frailty and incompleteness
authored by a sad misfortune
or, uncomfortably, by chance and us.
Poem: On recalling a pigeon with a torn wing
January 9, 2013 by bpwilliams72
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