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Homeless Guitar

Published by HOMELESSINHONOLULU | Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:44 AM


100 words for May


The homeless man
walks barefoot around Kaka'ako
with a guitar on his back.

He heads down Halekauwila
in the art district, past murals
by graffiti artists.

He spots a narwal sitting by a campfire
and stops to warm his hands.

He sees a row of samurai, swords drawn,
and he bows to avoid their blades.

He passes four giant roses and inhales
their varying scents, each flower
sweeter than the last.

And when streets are clear of traffic,
he sits on a piece of cardboard
and plays the most exquisite tunes,

the sound of his melodies
drifting down the block.



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