Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

The Man in the Charcoal Jacket

I once walked home from school
And stumbled across a brand-new phone
I handed the phone to my left hand
I later spotted a guy with a charcoal coloured jacket

Wearing Indigo shoes. I stopped
And asked him “Mister is this your phone”
He paused and said “oh yes” taking it from my left hand

The gentlemen started to speed-walk or run
Just like a shoplifter but I ignored it and walked away

Knowing it wasn’t his