Sweet Aromatic Therapy to Stench



Sweet aromatic therapy

my plans for the evening,

relaxation and meditation

after a long day at work.

My mind is now on mute-

engulfed in sweet fragrances,

spending down time on the chaise,

relaxed on chill,

when the mind began to wander

finding its way to the homeless man

from the other day…

I’ve seen homeless before,

the heartstrings are always pulled-

going from concerned to sorrow-

then to helplessness.

But, homelessness has taken on a new facelift

the outcome looks like you and me.

It’s not easily recognizable at times,

it’s hidden behind a smile,

look closely into the faces of the ladies, men,

and children at church,

your co-workers,

family or friends,

you’re find it there.

It wandered into my path

the other day.

I looked into the eyes of fear and desperation.

It was the face of a 76 years old man.

Some hearts are hardened

to its plight,

because some have been scammed.

I gave no resistance the other day

to sow my seeds of kindness.

Now, as I sink further into thoughts

attempting to relax

in aromatic calm,

I must take a moment

to imagine the stench

the homeless bask in

to escape to a

place they consider home.