Smiles for Sale

Those smiles for sale, as written on his sign
Steeped in sin – yet no less than divine
Down and out, he lives his life for free
And shows the world how happy one can be
As he laughs and takes another slug of wine

I stand and stare with shivers down my spine
As thoughts race by about this life of mine
And realise just how much I need to see
Those smiles for sale.

Without a care, he sits in rain or shine
No pressures felt and with no need to define
I pause to contemplate upon his destiny
Back and forth until I settle finally
On notions that nothing could ever undermine
Those smiles for sale.

Aiden Bex