the other day, whilst in town,
i saw a very skinny girl.
i liked her sweatshirt,
the way it hung off her tiny shoulders.
she was a fast walker but
her face had the look of a drowsy rat.
i became more fascinated
when i noticed, in one back pocket,
a refresher chew bar,
in the other,
in her mouth, bubble gum, i could smell it.
i followed her
past the police station,
she turned around slightly and i saw how slowly she blinked.
i left her just beyond the law courts
where she had male friends waiting for her.