Illegal deposit

Poem by Rosemary Mathew

'Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Blinking your eye. Avoiding from fear, embarrassment, pity, shame…' | Photo: by AR on Unsplash

What’s the law on loitering?
(with or without intent?)
Does he commit offence, who
summer, autumn, winter, spring,
swings his soiled sleeping bag
into a shop doorway and curls
inside it in a drug-drenched sleep?

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