The moon followed me last night. Full. Big and bright yellow. Shining down on us all. No one was near. A whole city asleep. Walking down Broadway. Passed closed bars and boarded up buildings. Houses condemned. Cars up on blocks. A neon light glowing ; blinking, green and red. Gas station. An oasis in the night. Vienna sausages were on sale. Dill pickles and Cheez Whiz. A can of Faygo Red soda. Five dollars left. What’s behind door number two?

Saw a man asleep in his car on Jefferson. Bags of belongings in the back seat. A used rubber on the sidewalk. Moon was still following me. I felt blessed by the light. A man approached me. Asked if I had a buck. I gave him the five.

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