Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Here is a list of some of those moments that made me pause as I move through life down here...
Dog shit upstairs on the floor of a now vacant home.
A house that had many kids living there, in fact right next to that room that smelled and looked like a kennel.
No glass in the livingroom windows. Shot out by a pistol about a week ago.
You can hear conversation from the sidewalk...it's below freezing here.
Scabs in the hairline of a despairing mother....meth death erupting from within.
Red utility notices hanging from door knobs...signaling to everyone you dont have enough money to cover the basics of life...like heat.
Dirty diapers, vomit on the wall, piss soaked floors...living in garbage.
How one lives, no longer matters...when poverty gets a hold of a mind and heart.
Sirens, condoms, whiskey bottles, beer cans, cigarette butts, leaking toilets, exposed wires, smoke detectors without batteries.
It's obvious that nobody can get out of here...they only have one shoe; and who can escape poverty with one shoe?