He stands quietly,
while all around him
the hustle and bustle of life goes on.
He is lost in thought,
lost in time,
lost in the busy-ness that surrounds him,
like a child separated from his mother
on a crowded street.
In his hands he strokes a glove,
as if her hand still fills it.
A smile flits across his features~
a brief ray of sunshine poking through
the thick gray clouds.
He glances up
as they approach~
and quickly looks back down
as tears fall onto the brown leather in his hands.
Causes Annette Talbert Supports
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, RIF (Reading is Fundamental),
Hands On Foundation, Dignity U Wear, Girls, Inc.