she was looking for a purse

the shop was closed and

the guy with the longer hair

said it had gone broke


the other said he lived in the doorway now

i could see it was good and deep

and with no customers

nil disturbance

he said

he lost the plot

when his mother died

ended in prison

before his new home



in the doorway of the jewellery shop

with unsold rings over one thousands

pounds in the window

the first guy commented a wonder

no one had smashed the glass and


sometimes he said

he liked a drink

made things feel better a while

she did not get her purse