Friday, February 14, 2014

FF55, 2/14/14, Downtown



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!


9 comments:

Mary said...

Great alter ego...and a very giving person as well!

Brian Miller said...

you def capture their character...i feel her heart a bit in this in wanting to protect her family...

G-Man said...

Izzy's Alter Ego.....
We all need to explore the Yin/Yang every so often.
Have I told you how glad I am that you are back? (I'll never stop telling you)
Loved your Inner-City 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for this creative piece of writing, have a Kick Ass Week-End

Alice Audrey said...

I'm pretty sure the night owl thing is my main ego.

Other Mary said...

Sounds like maybe only alter in location. :o)

Lydia said...

Once again, no image needed here. Izzy, your poems are so descriptive and alive!

Lady Lilith said...

Very nice. Great character.

Margaret said...

…some so need a guiding hand. I like this story of one person trying to make a difference!

Steve E said...

To save bodies, she...
Not souls.

But as result, "the" result?
Feed the hungry
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless

and give the soul reason to make a turnaround.

Probably not what you intended, Izzy, but.....