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Thursday, January 12, 2023


by Peter R. Selover

Has a new address

it is any
gas station
that is open
24 hours a day

that has a kind-hearted
manager who at 3 in the morning
is happy to let the children
of homeless families

who sleep
in their cars
every night

use the bathrooms

Editor's Note: San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness organizes homeless people and front line service providers to create permanent solutions to homelessness, while working to protect the human rights of those forced to remain on the streets.

Peter R. Selover is a percussionist and writer, from Cleveland, Ohio. He has been involved in progressive politics since 1972, when as an 11-year-old he spent most of the year stuffing envelopes for Senator McGovern's presidential campaign.