Import the Self

Import the Self

A beggar walks up to a man dressed in—what the beggar assumes is—fancy attire and humbly lowers himself to be small and frail looking. “Sir, could you spare a dollar?” The man stops in his tracks. With the beggar at his side, the man slowly turns to look the beggar in his face. “Why crouch below me?” the man asks. “Sir?” “Why are you making yourself look small and worthless?” the man rephrases. “I …” the beggar begins; “I … I … guess I just figure you could take pity on me.” “I pity only fools,” the man states as he returns his focus to wherever it was before the beggar interrupted him.

 


 

via Writing Practitioners‘ 2019 Daily Prompt Pledge “DWP No. 05

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