they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


after assimilating into downtown living and working culture, i've noticed that not all homeless people are alike. they wear different things. some look like they've showered. some do not. some hang out on the same bridge every day, some meander around. some travel in pairs, others in groups...still others - alone.

but there is one curious similarity among them all. when they beg for money, they write their words on cardboard. why cardboard? is it easier to find than paper or plastic and where do they get fat, black-tipped permanent markers? seriously.


  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Faith said…

    If ever I wind up becoming homeless, I've always had a plan in place: Make sure to get a big Sharpie before I run entirely out of cash, and find a good alley to camp out in. You know, not too windy, hopefully covered by something on some level above it, etc...

    You gotta have a plan, right? Right.

    (Cardboard is easy to find...always a ton of boxes dumped behind supermarkets, and such. So that's not tough to plan for.)


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