I was holding the kids hand

she needed sweeties from the sweety shop

when she noticed in the crowd

who is that strange lady?

she’s a gypsy I said quiet

she’s selling heather from the moor

as a token of good luck

can we buy some? she asked

I found some silver coins

passed them over

got a sprig in return

that’s a nice girl you have there

smiled the wanderer

gently edging us into a corner

I can read your future if you like

thank you for the coins

ah but what I’m really needin’

is the foldin’

as she held out her hand in want

making me drag the child away

come let’s get you those cola pops

& less than a minute later

she let the heather drop

had forgotten the whole encounter

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