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