I Tired

A New View


He sits in the sun and remembers.

Gold surrounding the newborn's picture,

the used car parked in the front

of the old house. 


He mumbles by heart

the words, "We have to let

you go. Security will see

you out."


He listened to the baby cry

and the engine rev from the hard

hoped for car being taken away,

no longer of use to him.


His old army pack filled

with a few pairs of socks

he sits in the sun

and remembers that his sign

reads, "I tried."







Author's Notes/Comments: 

I saw a photo of a guy with this sign in a movie.

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