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East Multnomah County Late Winter Blues

Winter’s long and cold and wet.
Fungus slackens every step.

People shiver in damp tents, 
in thickets behind mattress stores, 

disturb people warm and safe indoors. 
If all the wolves were left 

they’d encircle the village, our pets—
instead, it’s tax time, man.

One or six wolves regroup 
on the volcano’s eastern slope.
Posted 04/15/16
For the people in the camps and thickets, whose lives are not unseen. To Anawim Christian Community Church for helping. For Free Hot Soup. Shame on the City of Portland and Gresham City Council for failure to demonstrate meaningful compassion to its most vulnerable citizens.
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