Left Turns in Life by Nicola Karesh
Begging on a street corner.
I wonder what you’d rather be doing?
Paid sex to feed little ones.
I wonder what your dreams used to be?
Pimping out ladies and hustling for a dime.
Was this always the vision,
that you held for your life?
Sleeping under a bridge.
I wonder where your life really started?
Smoking crack in a dive on that no-name street.
Whose daughter are you and
what made you take that
ominous left turn?
Spray paint in a can
Bad intention paired with talent.
How did you get from here to there?
I really wonder.
Deserted, all alone with nothing
That remotely resembles a family
‘cept a scrawny, flea-bitten, gnarled toothed dog
Who adores the ground you walk on.
Nicola G. Karesh, copyright © 2012 – All rights reserved.