POETRY, KIND OF

Incident on 3rd and 9th

photo by author

I think I’m becoming a better human being.

I just passed a homeless woman who had her pants half down, taking a shit against a wall off 3rd Ave in New York City. And my first impulse was to hold her hand so she could better balance. My second impulse was to somehow screen her — to give her some privacy.

Someday, and I hope soon, I’ll act on those impulses, rather than walk by and think them.

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Luke DeLalio

Luke DeLalio

Artsie and loquacious, Luke hangs out at the intersections of humor and regret, ambition and ambivalence, please more wine and jeez I need to lose weight.