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message 1: by Vincent, Mod & Author (last edited Aug 26, 2010 06:29PM) (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1099 comments Mod
Girl on the Street

A coworker told
me a story today about
a girl he saw on the street.

She was twenty years of
age at most, and cowering
from a police officer

who was trying to assist
her up off the sidewalk.
She had a fear in her eyes,

this coworker told me,
that revealed the depths to
which her life had fallen.

Now, hours after this story,
I find myself thinking of this young
woman again.

I picture her eyes, and officer
reaching down, and the people surrounding
them with a spark of alarm in their own stares.

I wonder if something dreadful happened
recently to make her so frightened? Or if it was a building
problem—an addiction, perhaps.

I look outside the office window and see a different street,
in a different time,
and no girl.

© 2010 by Vincent Lowry


message 2: by Rita (new)

Rita Webb (ritawebb) Thanks for sharing. I like those last few lines: "a different street, in a different time, and no girl."


message 3: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1099 comments Mod
Thanks, Rita :)

I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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