She reaches an arm across their shoulders
turning the young away from windows of idling cars
luring them into a diner on 10th
to feed the body
before offering them a job washing dishes.
Finding them clothes from a closet
showing them a bed to sleep in,
encouragement to stay in and study at night .
Been reading prompts in a poetry book and they were saying
we could look around for an alter ego- that would mean- being urban, and a night owl!