By Julie Loomis

Word on the Street Issue 40, February 2024

. . .

Here in the cold

I shiver and shake

I seek shelter 

Out of the cold

I see a light

Out of the dark

A place to lay

Temporary a home

Not really 

A home

A home 

You can cook in

Have all your things

Decorate the walls

Play video games

This is a refuge

Away from the cold

Two bowls of food

A bunk to lay

And dream of a home