Once
by Sam Weiss from Grant High School
Published in the 2007-2008 WITS Anthology I Once Was Young and Strong (Available for purchase)

That was what I needed most, a warm sandwich and a hot drink. Wandering around downtown without a dollar in my pocket. Looking for a phone to call a friend. Nothing ever comes at the proper time for me. When I’m not hungry people offer food. And when I need it most…. Being hungry is worst when it’s cold. Walking around, turning corners, hoping for a familiar face. It’s not so much desperation, rather a fading of hope that I feel. I once was young and strong….