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My FINGER NAIL….

My finger nail has

dirt under it!

It is rather ugly

and cracked too.

I cleaned floors

for years to

put my children

through school

and then they

grew up

and left me

behind one day

and now

my fingernail

has dirt

under it.

I walk at

night when

the city workers

have gone

home

rumaging

through

the garbarge

cans behind

resturants

amd sometimes

I sleep on the

grates that

are set over

the hot steamy

subway

to keep from

freezing in the

winter

the mayor of

the city has

told the people

like me not to sleep

in public places

Iam to go to

the homeless

shelter

So,

my fingernail

has dirt under it

and I have not

rested for

weeks.

The homeless

shelter

is dangerous

for an old

woman like myself

where do I go?

Who will care

for an old and

confused woman

such as myself

you see

I have not bathed

in such a while

and my fingernails

are not pretty and

neither am

I …

but I did raise 3

children

but one day

I could

not  remember

my way home

and so now I sit

on this curb

and look at my finger nail.

~~~~fini

for the lost and the homeless of our world

—-riveroflifelisajoy

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