Yes, funny-sad, & sharp at the end...
On Oct 30, 2013, at 3:33 AM, Patrick McManus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Haha max thanks for laugh -but it is sad that such fear of strangers exists
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> Subject: 'By the Kinder'
> By the Kinder
> There's a sus-looking old man
> dawdling past the kindergarten,
> ogling the playing children,
> with a pretty dog on a leash -
> like bait to draw kids to him.
> What's he taking from his pocket?
> I thought so - a smart-phone -
> not asking permission -
> about to steal their images
> for who knows what evil purpose?
> Don't smile back at him -
> unkempt in his whiskery
> greyness, scuffed shoes
> and shabby jacket.
> I don't even trust his dog.
> Dawdling past the kinder -
> hear him talking to himself!
> He's not snapping, though,
> he's texting - jottings to whom? -
> himself - I know - it's me.
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Continuations & Continuations 2 (with Sheila E Murphy)
Art is always the replacing of indifference by attention.