STREETWALKER

Anthe Kelly

Dialogue with a Streetwalker I

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
where do you go?
The road is so far
there’s so much I don’t know.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
what do you see?
The people and life
that look right through me.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
how do you feel?
My feet and my heart
have lost all appeal.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
what should I know?
The road is so long
with much more to go.

Dialogue with a Streetwalker II

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
tell me your name.
I cannot remember
it all evokes pain.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
what are those holes?
The wind is my friend,
she blows through these soles.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
how do you fare?
The world is my oyster,
I haven’t a care.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
Tell you the truth?
As God is my witness
my blood speaks its proof.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
are not you cold?
It’s true that my journey
some days it grows old.

Dialogue With a Streetwalker III

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
have you a son?
So many years ago
I had me just one.

Street walker, street walker,
where is he now?
I wish that I knew-
you can’t know just how.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
why are you here?
So many years ago
I gave in to fear.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
what do you do?
I paint little pictures
and write some things, too.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
love you we should.
I wish it were true-
if only you could.

Streetwalker, streetwalker,
love yourself too.
If I could do that
I’d be there with you