No Help Required


Defensive, offensive

She spat out the words

No aid required

As if I’d not heard


Rejected, dejected

I’d just tried to help

No doormat was I

No useless young whelp


Imploring, ignoring

Whilst she on her knees

Why are folk so crazy

What mad worlds are these


Depleted, defeated

I just walked away

That nasty old lady

Got no help that day


Uneasy, so queasy

It all made me feel

When someone needs help

Why must they conceal



She Sees

Unfolded
A stark reveal
Words upon a page
Letters scrawled
She sees
The end
There is no: Dear
What a finale
Pathetic, really
So many years
Forced through a letterbox
Crammed without care
She sees only
The door