January 27, 2012

i was working… changing money for cigarettes and sandwich lunches. An older man comes in and he says to me, “…you know I used to live with cardboard windows.. He shook his head. You could poke holes through those windows with your finger. i wasn’t homeless… but i know what its like to be homeless.” Then he said to me,”.. give me change. I just saw this beautiful woman who is homeless down the street. She is beautiful.” He looked at me imploringly with his 78 yr old eyes and said,”… how can a beautiful woman be homeless?? “She broke my heart”

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