January 2006 /Volume Seven / Issue One
Doug Draime
Old Homeless Man In St. Francis Hotel Lobby

    I could see
    it was all
    he could do
    to keep
    from crying
    and I
    kept expecting
    his lower lip
    to begin trembling
    and sobs
    to shake
    his bent body.
    But he was dignified,
    holding himself erect
    as he talked to the
    nightly news,
    cursing  raving
    at the television
    over the
    war.
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