Borrowed People

poem about life path

Spoken Word


People walking in borrowed shoes on borrowed ground
Will show no difference in the past
or future of the universe
in my life or another’s.
Should I stand directly in the path of another
I or he will eventually step aside,
no matter the nature of the interaction,
with an “excuse me”
and continue walking.
Was I in the way? Or was he?
Or were we both just in a way,
a borrowed way of watching,
of walking
towards something,
or maybe nothing.


more by A. M. LAINE

photograph by Skitter Photo


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