The greatest saints…

The greatest saints in the world

Were bums

 

John the Baptist

Shams of Tabriz

Milarepa

 

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

 

India

 

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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