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December 2007, vol 3 no 4

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Jim Tantillo

 

Jingle Bells

It's the busy holiday season. Downtown, people are rushing to get their gift shopping done. A Salvation Army bell ringer raises money for the local shelter. I give homeless people scant thought as I drop a dollar in the can, and then I walk away. I button my coat against the wind.

cold Christmas morning
on the theater fire escape
a sleeping bag