CRAZY BAG LADY

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TROUBADOR'S CHOICE

 

The crazy bag lady

pushes her cart along the road

until a wayward pebble

upends the rusty chariot

 

a can of baked beans

rolls along the sidewalk

a can opener

clanks off concrete

 

I pick up the can

and return it to her

I help upright her wheels

and recover her goods

 

I hastily retreat

before she opens the can

and offers me some

 

It’s a decent brand of baked beans

I just feel no need

to half-assedly recreate

a Mel Brooks scene

on a too warm afternoon

 

 

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