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The dawn breaks
The man wakes
He gets up from the dream
Inside the doorway
That has been his bed.
He stretches
He retches… 128 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

unyielding stone beneath worn down bone

protective cape, a ragged drape

shoulders stooped and sagging

reflective eyes, wherein memory lies

of many tries, of failed ties… 74 more words


A Beggar Out of Hope 5: Sitting with Brian

Have you ever wanted to be invisible? To be in a crowd of people, yet be unseen? I’ve found the way…

When I sat down next to Brian the Beggar (see… 893 more words


A Beggar Out of Hope 4: Kevin on the Floor

I changed my WordPress Theme yesterday. Dark and brooding doesn’t seem to quite reflect who I am anymore. I don’t even own a pair of big clunky black boots right now. 1,020 more words


City Night

discordant sounds in the big town

disaffected folks just bummin’ around


the thin lady stops to take a hard look

at the din, at the rush,and here is the hook… 171 more words

Street People

A Beggar Out of Hope 3: The God Who Sees

When I cried out for people to notice the needy at their feet, and when they turned away, my first thought was hurt.

Not for me, but for Brian the Beggar. 469 more words


Outside the temple gates



Don’t look.

Keep walking.



Kindness and connection.

Human beings.

Temple Square. Salt Lake City, Utah. September 12, 2014.