Jacob Lawrence, Supermarket--Gifts for the Homeless (1994)
Back on the street.
Once upon a time clean shaven and clear-eyed.
Now, bleary, dirty, jittery from withdrawal,
with preposterous stories of kidnap by Mexican
drug cartels and beatings by Hell's Angels.
Empty your wallet.
Buy him a set of painter's whites.
There's always hope.
Back to the Homeless TOC.
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