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Panhandling: to give or not to give.

He is walking towards me, along the island between the opposite lanes of traffic. He stops several cars in front of me, jumps off the cement onto the roadway, gets close to the window of the driver and starts to gesticulate wildly in the air, occasionally thumping his chest and the cardboard sign he holds against it. 605 more words


Poured Out

It was his first day on his new job. He wasn’t very good at it.

He always saw himself as an entrepreneur. The business owner. The man who made it happen. 608 more words


September Poem 18

Looking back to make sure

He doesn’t give a hot meal,

She meets his gaze.

The camera’s gaze.

The masculine gaze,

Sorely lacking

When he sits to respond. 80 more words

Abstract Poetry

State Police: Panhandling Scam Causing Backups, Crashes In Maryland

NEW CARROLLTON Md. (WJZ)— Maryland State Police are warning motorists to avoid stopping on exit ramps for individuals allegedly flagging down vehicles for help  in order to beg for money. 118 more words


September Poem 14

There is still love straight ahead.

He snatched the dollar out and moved on.

One dollar charity and wonder.

In this, the far side of the sidewalk

You have no nice clothes.


City Council discusses panhandling ordinance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Changes could soon be coming to Memphis’ panhandling laws.

City Councilman Philip Spinosa drafted an ordinance about panhandling because he says he saw a need. 276 more words


Cracking down on panhandling in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Panhandlers are on a mission. WREG talked to Antonio, who said he’s been panhandling at Sycamore View and Interstate 40 for about a year, off and on. 392 more words