[Hpn] Fwd: DEFINING "TENDERLOIN"
Coalition on Homelessness, SF
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 23:22:35 -0700
>Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 18:44:22 -0700
>From: "Coalition on Homelessness, SF" <email@example.com>
>Subject: DEFINING "TENDERLOIN"
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>"Tenderloin" [noun]: (1) a market for rental of body parts; (2) a
>scrap heap for incomplete persons, armless, voiceless, aimless,
>legless, hopeless, spineless, sometimes heartless and sometimes
>hoping to play duet and trios raggedly on mismatched weaknesses and
>strengths, plus bottoming for minus, minus topping plus, blind
>hearing for deaf, wheelies seeing for blind -- a junkaphonic
>kaleidocrash such that while we still breath, so may even such as we
>yet dare to dream? yet dare to love? yet dare to snatch at every
>splinter, **reach down for every cotton**, jump on every dim shadow
>of a chance in a lottery for a hope of a taste of life before
>death???? or die trying?
>- Anonymous -
>**note: the words between the asterisks were struck through with a
>pen by the author. I felt the words, and the author's edit, were
>central to the poem's message.
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