Monday, August 24, 2015

Homeless Man in Downtown Cheyenne by Sheryl L. Nelms


by a red
motorcycle helmet

he sports

a ragged plaid shirt
cutoff jeans

and orange
flip flops

while balancing
a backpack

holding a silver
baseball bat

that threatens

of his space

Sheryl L. Nelms is from Marysville, Kansas. She graduated from South Dakota State University. She has had over 5,000 articles, stories and poems published, including fourteen individual collections of her poems*. She is a three time Pushcart Prize nominee.

*For a longer list of credits, visit

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