~ Pittsburg Street Scene

by A. L. O'Prunty

Pittsburgh Street Scene
Pittsburgh city street

She stood on the corner

Guitar in hand

Her sign read:

“To ugly to prostitute”
So she played

On and on,

Coins tossed in her case

Occasionally a green back;

Original sign

Original songs
I couldn’t help but he impressed

Ingenuity made for a great pay day

Catching a facial glimpse

Shaded by her tattered hat

Intended to mascaraed her beauty

I gasped
Again, I was impressed, astonished

She choose to play

Rather lay for a stranger:
My wallet opened

Green back after green back tossed;

I caught her eyes, not a word spoken

Walked away knowing I met a true survivor.
O’Prunty ©


7 Comments to “~ Pittsburg Street Scene”

  1. Memorable . . .

  2. Such a wonderful write from top to bottom! Nicely done!

  3. Magical writing: so deep, so touching.

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