The act of being without a home, or place
to lay one's head,
to rest in truth
waiting… for some fool to ask how
such a life might
be tolerable, first night out.
Well, refrigerator boxes are best,
but just about any shippable cardboard
Cardboard is essential.
And a covering of some kind,
you can find really warm things
in those donation bins, at the edges of old malls.
But, stay clean, shaving is easier
than keeping a beard clean,
and never show teeth when you smile a thanks.
-How to be homeless, as done by a friend,
will you listen to me, advice from a mendicant monk,
who refused to beg.
How to be happy homeless.
you gotta know the truth,
the theory that says there must be a reason,
that is a guess, and my guess is just,
as good, at this point,
and me, the
idea the poet serves as soup to the sould unredeemed.
Tough times pass as fast as any.