the sack of food

I gave a sack of food
and bottled water
to a homeless woman
and sat down
as she ate

she seemed to
eat fast
like she was starved

I asked how she felt
and if there was anything
I could do to help her

she was silent
for several minutes
and began to cry
she said she could not
remember when anyone
ever asked her that

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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