WHEN by Jack Hirschman

Coalition on Homelessness, SF (coh@sfo.com)
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 20:05:10 -0800


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WHEN

you're out there
where guys and women too
are asking begging drifting
and you give 43 cents
to a Black man at the corner,
another Black man
crossing the gutter
will hold his hand out to you
as he passes, but clasping
yours lightly, letting it
slide along his sleeve
because it's night
and the color of his skin
and in all this
hardly and barely and almost not even,
all three of you are shining.

Jack Hirschman

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chance martin
Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
468 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
vox: (415) 346.3740
Fax: (415) 775.5639
coh@sfo.com
http://www.sfo.com/~coh
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you're out there

where guys and women too

are asking begging drifting

and you give 43 cents

to a Black man at the corner, 

another Black man

crossing the gutter

will hold his hand out to you

as he passes, but clasping

yours lightly, letting it

slide along his sleeve

because it's night

and the color of his skin

and in all this

hardly and barely and almost not even,

all three of you are shining.


Jack Hirschman


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**In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material

is distributed without charge or profit to those who have

expressed a prior interest in receiving this type of information

for non-profit research and educational purposes only.**




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HOMELESS PEOPLE'S NETWORK <<http://aspin.asu.edu/hpn>

6,000+ POSTS by or via homeless & ex-homeless people

Nothing About Us Without Us - Democratize Public Policy

*******************************************************

chance martin

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco

468 Turk St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

vox: (415) 346.3740

Fax: (415) 775.5639

coh@sfo.com

http://www.sfo.com/~coh

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