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                       Photo By Timothy Valentine

She feels the sidewalk
slither away
from beneath her back.

Bones form a circle
around fading flesh
of wire memories.

Her cardboard sign
leans beside her.
“Please help.  I didn’t come
here to die.”

Eric Allen Yankee is a member of the Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade of Chicago. His work appears in The People’s Tribune, CC+D, Crab fat, Ygdrasil, The Miscreant, Sweet Wolverine, Writing Raw, The Fem, and Overthrowing Capitalism: Volume 2. He is co-editor in chief of Caravel Literary Arts Journal (www.caraveljournal.org).

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