Treasure Island

Charles Hice

(May 13 2004 / Heaven)

Roadside service

Roadside service
roadside service
same day complications its a saturday there was five strangers on my pathway the man with the back pack and the homeless hiking made me pause and walk across the street he just passed by me now proving eye was right to ignore him he is distance back and forth trying to get beers and cigarettes the corner markets and the truck stops draw them in like magnates the local black boy went for smokes a pack of packing them he was slamming the pack against his palm he said the N word we get things done out here his pants sagging down under his butt he seemed to be a homeboy homey the strangers at the church with paperwork the office closed they were looking for a mission NO eye told them this is the Church and the entrance is closed they finally drove away after managing to make me feel bad eye did tell them to come back later mabe there is a Saturday NIGHT service later the people eye meet some on bycycles they seem to be a degree worst then many freaks he had a load and wanted more he tipped the basket lost his cans he was still picking them upp when eye went past him trying hard not to laught at the huge man how can he even walk much in this heat eye saw him trying to get somewhere and yes he turned around and went back tword where he had just been the heat had stopped him from investigating a new place to be the rich looking black man in the fancy suit he had a cell phone almost insisted no talking with me nO eye told him quickly eye have my signal now GO please do not bother me eye need to make this roadside service

Submitted: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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compilation of real people on the side of the highway

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