Alms Please

Paper Pursuit

In my mind

if I fail to surmise

in societal strife,

I wonder how

the Lavender Bowtie

and my pride

might unravel.

A sign that reads

"Alms please,"

hiding haunted

in a fragile shell

of humility

and timidity

at every strange

new set of shoes.

The passersby

of spotlight shuffle

in a rush away,

perhaps feeling

rather the same


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Intellectual alms are also appreciated.

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