The Transient

HE DID NOT HAVE A FAMILY WE NEVER KNEW HIS NAME HE DIDN'T CARE TO TELL US JUST FROM WHERE HE CAME HOWEVER, HE HAD ONE FRIEND A BOTTLE OF CHEAP WINE THAT HE KEPT TIGHTLY WRAPPED IN BROWNISH CLOTH AND TWINE SOME DAYS HE'D WORK VERY HARD MOSTLY, HE WOULD LAZE THERE WERE TIMES WE'D FIND HIM SLUMPED AND IN A DAZE THEN ONE DAY WE SAW HIM SMILE FOR SOMEONE CHOSE TO CARE INSIDE HIS JALOPY, A COOKIE TIN A NOTE: "WITH YOU THIS I SHARE" AS HE BIT INTO THE TREATS MUCH TO HIS SURPRISE WHAT HE THOUGHT WERE CHOCOLATE DROPS TURNED OUT TO BE MUD PIES THEN WE HEARD HIM LAUGH OUT LOUD THE TEARS SO FILLED HIS EYES SOON A GIFT CAME TO THE HOUSE AN APRON, LITTLE GIRL SIZE M.Clary 1963

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