“At 14 Victoria Road”

The hesitant knocking

Disturbed his slumber.

Opening the door,

He looked at the woman.


“Can you help me?” was her plea.

“I just need someone to talk to.”

In astonishment, all he could say was,

“I’m sorry. I cannot.”


He closed the door on her tears,

Surprised at his callousness.

Recalling his decision years later,

He always wondered what became of her.

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