the sack of food

7 Oct

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
then
she said she could not
remember when anyone
ever asked her that

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