a master of his crimes

he thought he was
unseen by human eyes
not the guy
the average guy
or girl would recognize
in and out of alleyways
pinching fives and dimes
he thought he was
a master of his crimes
but he was not
so he is here
and he’ll be here
for many years
imprisoned first
then ostracized
now he is invisible
unseen by human eyes


©  2017 kStan(ly) Lanning

picture by alex van, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt recognize

she waits

she waits
outside the compound
but not for his release
she’s making sure
he’s still inside
she’s looking for reliefshe waits
the nights don’t work
at home in bed
the visions popping
in her head
and yes she wishes
she was dead
but more she wants
him living
deprived of
all the niceties
bereft of
human decency
she hopes his hurt
will bring her back
and make her more forgiving

© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by bykst courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – deprive