rachmaninoff      off key – a poem by d. ellis phelps – Amethyst Review

beggar by Luigi Morante

Many thanks to editor, Sarh Law, for choosing this poem.

rachmaninoff .......off key 

a minister
maybe      a member

of the house of restoration

this man        stands
in the street asking.......for handouts
& my hand’s out the window

holding      spare change


coming toward me
—his steps      tentative
—his eyes       locked on mine

he stops a few feet from me
takes a tiny bow


emboldened by this:
act of prayer…

Read on...

image: beggar used with permission of the artist via Creative Commons. Some rights reserved.

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