Thanks, Chris! I'm honored with this nom and your "holy cow."
Here's my current revision, Toni. :) Thanks.
la femme sans abri (the homeless woman)
after Edward Hopper's Steps in Paris, 1906
in an end of life lucidity (or perhaps she could
see it was a fine day for most everyone living),
she cast off her coat, freed grubby gray braids
from a battered hat, ran to the top of the steps
shook her head then looked to the sky as if
to say life, any life, is a hell of a lot
more plentiful than I've ever realized. as if
to say take this park, these people, poor
and rich here on this grass, they share food,
talk, love each other, and the many dogs,
how they adore their masters, follow them,
sleep by their beds. as if to say, life speeds
over us with more than our sentience
and judgment can take in. as if to say consider
my little bag here; bread, cheese, a bit
of chocolate. and as always some kind soul
will allow her to sleep on their porch, warm
a shawl for her tonight. as if to say there is
far more to any experience or relationship
than we are able to grasp. we're all here now
for some larger reason, as if we need to be.
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