Angel in Disguise

Icy cold
wind sheers
layers of clothes
paper sandwiched between
looking for warmth
a spot of safety to sleep
while the world blindly walks by.
Looking for food
searching the dumpsters
garbage cans
fighting with rats for leftovers
to make a daily meal.
Half eaten entrees
thrown out
disposable income
no need to take home
there is always food to be found
only have to open the fridge.
She saw him huddled
seeking warmth
turned her eyes away
walking briskly in the other direction.
She looks back
seeing him trudge along
wind battering
voice biting her soul.
‘Excuse me?Β 
May I buy you breakfast?’
He
startled looks up
sees the woman
wonders if she is a foreignerΒ 
or an angel
come to deliver him.
Breakfast
a card for later meals
and she departs.
A smile over her
shoulder
as he sits
watching
wondering
if he would ever see his angel again.
Β©Feb. 6/20
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

264 thoughts on “Angel in Disguise”

    1. Glad that you enjoyed. So if Lydia is Adopted daughter = adopted niece and if you and me are John’s adopted sisters does thst make us adopted sisters? It is very confusing. Hello. I am Jay. πŸ€“πŸ’œ

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      1. Yeah, that makes us sisters, like it makes me Lydia’s aunt, despite the fact that I am a few months younger than her, LOL!
        Yeah, it does boggle my mind sometimes.
        Hi! I’m Racheal, though some call me Rue or Ash. How long have you known John?

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      1. I mean, I made the mistake of telling him that I loved him, and he wouldn’t let me hear the end of it! Thankfully, that was on one of my posts, so I edited my comments just to see his reaction, LOL!

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      1. Look….. you’re coming into this family a little late. I understand that. But you don’t know the history of this woman. She needs my sternness to keep her straight.

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