Friday, 3 January 2020

the day we got away

the kid didn't want to go to school
he tired of being picked on
he ducked out of second period
and never came back

an old man had found a bench on
a hillside road off the main drag
it was quiet you could hear
the birds and squirrels
chasing round

he gave the boy an orange
they dropped the peelings
on the ground

happy god crossed our paths
said the old man to the boy
who smiled and thanked him
for the orange and offered his
blade for the cutting

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