Everybody’s Nobody


Poring over a nothing morning
     loitering in the rain,
Puffing stale smokes
     and drinking cold joe
From which he can’t abstain.
A falling sun among the clouds
Long shadows hides his disease,
Black and white and gray his thoughts
     as he crouches to his knees.
Casual glances among many shoes
Clap-scuffing splashes the rain,
Looking up he tries,
     instead he cries
Never understanding others’ disdain.


(originally written Aug 2011)