Manners

Her blood was splattered on the train.
She forgot to say “please” to the gentleman who demanded her purse.
People can be forgetful like that.

His glasses are shattered,
With shards embedded in one eye.
He forgot to duck when introduced to the carjacker.
People can be clumsy like that.

She is due any moment.
She forgot to request the rapist wear a condom.
People can be self absorbed like that.

Manners go a long way.

Gerald Lee Jordan
Collingwood NZ
31 January 2013