The greatest saints…

The greatest saints in the world

Were bums


John the Baptist

Shams of Tabriz



And all the holy bums

That wander talking

In garbage bags


Farouk was Egyptian

And carried a garbage bag


We played chess and smoked cigarettes


Outside the rain bucketed

A winter storm


I was living in a backpackers

Before I went to




It was called ‘The Nunnery’


Some people got wind that a

Homeless man had come in


And they wanted to kick him out


You see he thought this place

Was a Convent-


He left with his garbage bag

Into the pouring rain


Probably to sleep in the park


The next day I left………


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