Sep 9

These are American refugees.

They are the personification of systemic failures.

Crowding city sidewalks, under bridges, and the sides of highways, they are everywhere.

Every neighborhood is Skid Row.

With the passing of each year, the numbers swell.

The system is far from fixed.

Urban problems are becoming suburban challenges.

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Sep 8

A gritty suburban setting.

Palm trees couldn’t mask the differences.

No longer were we a footstep from the beach.

We were standing on the doorstep of the valley.

Stretching from one point of the horizon to the next.

In the middle, stood our home.

It wasn’t Alki. It wasn’t Seattle.

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