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« on: March 15, 2019, 08:45:07 AM »

Cardboard folded neatly in a pile. Red bricks with crusty grout, holding cold she leans against it, black plastic tucked under her chin. Smell of old cigarettes and wet garbage she crinkles her nose. The box behind her looks lived in- and it is. Tie dyed t-shirt she wore during a 'Nam protest, she still hears the chants, sings them to herself softly. Soft taste of electric currents in the air, beep of a moving van, exhaust smoke burns her bloodshot green eyes. Summer here is nice, warm, skin tanned and people pleasant. Winter changes the landscape, bringing icicles in her nose, bringing each breathe to life, making each layer of clothing a shot at survival. Dusk moves in like a shark, suddenly turning the red brick a deep maroon. Her nails dig in to her purse, callused hands pulling at tattered pockets for the last--   
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