January 17, 2020

She is 16 and beautiful.

Her hair is short because the police cut her hair off last year; but she works the short cut. I see her a few dark evenings in a row. Every time I see her she is not fully present. She always has her bottle of glue close, huffing it every few mo...

October 24, 2019

We took her out for lunch on her 15th birthday.

She asked for chicken and we stuck a candle in it and started singing Happy Birthday and she got a huge grin on her face. She blew out her candle and a few minutes later the owner of the restaurant had the happy birthday s...

November 1, 2018

I met him on his 17th birthday. I had never interacted much with him before that because he always kept to himself and I did not see much of him. He surprised me that day with a sweet hug as I wished him a happy birthday. 

Then I watched as he was in “El Camino” (a...

September 29, 2018

In the middle of the intersection by one of the markets there is a circle of grass with a sewage canal running through it. It is generally filled with trash and when it rains it fills up quickly with dark, dirty water. There is a small concrete hole or gutter alongside...

January 9, 2018

Beauty Matters.

Small rivers of light seeping into the murky darkness.

Without these bright ribbons of light,

the black night would crush us.

The heaviness would drown all hope.

Yet this light reflects a true hope.

As the light trickles in,

it grows brighter and brighter

until...

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