Christene LeDoux (christeneledoux) wrote,
Christene LeDoux

before ther art collector came to town...

On the corner of S. Congress and Ben White
at a red light fiddling with my CD player.

Finally found my favorite Leonard Cohen CD
and popped it in.
“I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch;
he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."

When I looked up... I saw him reach in the highway
medium to gather his belongings.
A blue backpack.

I read in a recent article somebody local
has been buying signs from homeless
people for his art collection.

On one occasion a homeless man holding
his sign refused to give it up.
Nothing could convince him.

For the past week and a half
I have passed the S. Congress and Ben White
intersection almost the same time each day.
And each day I see him.

I never noticed the words written with
a black sharpie before… at least not
until today...

"I aint sellin' it so don't ask!"

And I can't help but wonder
what it said before the art collector came to town...
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