Sunday, April 19, 2015


"There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head."
-Thornton Wilder-

Finding a moments comfort
(discarded couch near a bus stop)
 Making a bed for the night
 Home for a while to man and his dog
 Pushing toward a safe haven
Too tired to go on
All over this city homeless human beings
 struggle, on the move till near nightfall, then searching for a safe place,
a space to rest.
"According to city records, the number of residents living without stable shelter reached an all-time high of 59,068 in mid-December, the New York Daily News reported. The figure marks an uptick from more than 56,000, which was reported by WNYC last October, and a 10 percent increase since Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Day about one year ago."



Mo Crow said...

It's hard seeing so many people living on the streets and having to beg to get by... here in Sydney the increase in homelessness coincided with the the closure of the psychiatric hospitals to set the unbalanced people free and integrate them into society back in the 70's, the downside of that change is the really damaged folk who are incapable of filling out the forms that would help them into shelters and welfare payments (the name changed from social security to welfare around the same time) nowhere to go... the discarded and unregarded... it's a hard world yet beautiful too, there are good hearts helping & the more we all bring the plight of our most damaged souls into focus the more we will raise the consciousness of society.

Ms. said...

Oh Mo--the systems are being dismantled here, and what's left is made harder. State by State the politicians make those decisions based on what gets them votes and who pays their tabs. There are even some States that have made feeding the homeless a crime. Real estate interests are rampant and unchecked in this City. The increase in homelessness-terrible as a tsunami. Shelters are horrible, dangerous and spirit crushing. The situation is worse and worse.