Photograph: Keith Morris/Alamy

She sits quietly on the park bench

drinking a cup of rot-gut gas station coffee

to keep the cold and the monsters at bay

no matter her story or for that matter yours

can you spare her more than your indifference?

perhaps a smile or a kind word could brighten both of your days


~Melanie Blackwell

Originally posted to on July 14, 2013

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~Aesop

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