I felt anger towards the man who asked me for a handout, then scolded me for hesitating to give him my last dollar.

He said, ‘I’m homeless and hungry’

I used to be homeless and hungry too, but I never did how you do

I was too busy surviving to ask other people to be responsible for my life

I ate food scraps out of the trash and sold my body for cash

I lived without a home and walked the streets alone

I didn’t tell him- I kept quiet, as I always do

I am angry though

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