Renhai Reflections 74: Close to Home

Close to Home

A Renhai by Janice Thomson (jt) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

Up-turned cap —
a coin tossed in evokes
a solemn, "Thanks." /vs

A blanket under the tree — /vs
close by, a tattered coat. /jt

Street corner —
he begs for dog food,
pups at his feet. /jt

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Pamela said...

I've heard that begging can be lucrative.

this certainly gives me some vivid head pictures.

Devika said...

Good series, Masago

Liked the first one more; perhaps I can relate well there :)


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wonderful work, like you two always do.

John McDonald said...

yes wonderful work

polona said...

you two really do amazing work.

the homeless problem is accute in ljubljana, too. and beggars from the eastern europe have flooded the streets,thus making life for the local bums even more difficult.

Borut said...

A rolling stone classic!:)

Gillena Cox said...


much love

Pat Paulk said...

Hey, the little cheese dog treats ain't bad. The homeless should be a reminder to all of us:"There, but, for the grace of God..." Well done!

Masago said...

Thank you all!!!

Janice Thomson said...

Thanks from me too. :)

Bill said...

upturned cap
as I toss in a coin
he lifts his gaze

Just a variaton that popped into my head.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

I just heard that you two collaborate so I dropped by. (I've long read each of your comments on Floots' site when he accepted comments...)

My senses were awakened.Your combined talents paint a vivid, sad glimpse into life's struggles.

jem said...

Well done - observant without preaching or patronising. Always tricky to handle social issues well within poetry.

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