no need…

Photograph by CWMartin

as i went about
my usual errands
i came to an old house
an even older man
was outside
tending to his chores
working to free
a rusty door
moving with a lifetime of pain
the cost of all his years
i called out
would you like some help
no need he said
the good lord
will provide
all my daily breads
as i walked away
i looked to the sky
wondering why
i had been