What my customers mean to me:
Homeless child riding the bus
Separated from her cousin,
Connor and tidier than most
Of her domiciled peers.
Certainly better behaved.
She sits and absorbs ridicule from the others.
Her shoes are from Payless
Her nails aren’t done by a salon.
And those “children” felt a need to (hopefully unknowingly) remind her.
Meanwhile her fuming cousin, a crowd away,
has a frustrated look on her face.
She wants to end her little cousin’s pain.
So should we.