SNOT ON A VACANT FACE
What a beauty she might once have been
much older now and in her wheelchair being
pushed around by a carer or at least a younger
woman tending to her every personal need.
The older woman droops with a hazy look
upon her face just staring into an abyss of only
she knows what – letting the 9 inches of what
looks like shamrock coloured snot billow out
from underneath her lack awareness nose.
Then the carer wipes away the mucous blot as
we the lookers on just wince and give a cough.
What tales she could have told us of the past and
of the blast of times she had known - outgrown
as lack of familiarity stares back into her hazy eyes