today, in Eglinton square,
there was an old lady with no motility
left in her wheelchair in the sun
for, I was told, all morning
someone noticed, and called the police,
who called a wheel trans,
who all tried to figure out
where she needed to be
she didn’t have the ability to speak
her back was bent over so far,
her lips almost touched her knees
and she trembled with palsy
the police looked in her purse
it hung on the back of her chair
no one knew how she’d gotten there
they gave her water, hovered in the air
people are helping
but i’ve nothing to do
i am just a passer by
with no authority and only
the feeling that something
has gone terribly
i went back to my desk and tried not to cry
what is wrong with everything?
who is she?
what does she have to say but can’t?
where is her family?