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(Photo WXIA) http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/crime/2014/11/29/atlanta-homeless-living-in-fear-of-being-killed-in-their-sleep/19662429/

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night are constant marauders to my well-being.

Safety in numbers, yet the choosing of isolation: the marking of alliances.

Proximities to shelters and food kitchens: components in selecting a residence.

Kindness of strangers and the familiarity found in mutual self-preservation from local colleagues: indispensable for functional longevity.

Consideration given to all: the necessities required for a full-night of rest.

Written for Five Sentence Fiction: BEDTIME

3 thoughts on “HOMELESSNESS 101

  1. Often our neighbors run out of gas. Sounds odd, but we live in a remote region of the country and many neighbors are back in the hills and being frugal, don’t often have enough gas to make it back into town. We keep a gas can full and help out or offer lifts to the station just four miles from our house…town is another 15 miles. One day I saw a man walk past our house and though it was another gas situation. Turns out he was homeless and wandering the country. That we have homeless in our country is astounding. We need more community and less isolation. This is a thought-provoking story you have written.

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