<< The man with the purple jacket
valve-radio-ghetto-blaster to his ear
Cord dangling down
across the way from the Rose & Crown
sorting through  rubbish bins
at the bottom of town.

Along Queen St a homeless  youth
is chased from the Pizza Hut garbage again
Bad timing on the evening rounds.

Dole-day steamer under a darkening sky
Living on fragments of memories 
and taunts from passers by.