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A One Sided Conversation

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Get away, leave me alone, you devil, why do you keep picking on me. Go away damn you. I know you want to leave this place. But its been my home for years, I know every hiding place, every cafe, every good spot to doss, even the police leave me alone, so why do you have to bother me. Go away damn you. Let me sleep.  You are Ok in your fur coat. Can’t you bugger off and catch a rat or two. Be off and leave me be.


With thank’s to Sophie at Filmore and Union for the original idea.

Coffee and conversation at Filmore and Union
Coffee and conversation at Filmore and Union
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  1. Dear Michael,

    I’m not sure it was your intent, but I saw a hobo tormented by a feral cat. I learned a new word, too…doss. Thank you for that. 😉 At any rate, I enjoyed the one-sided conversation.



    1. Sophie is a great waitress and a budding writer, she served my coffee this morning. I asked her view on the prompt picture this morning. I intended to write about a conversation taking place at a window behind the glass. Sophie saw a vagrant in the picture, hence my story. Mike

  2. Nice voice, Michael – heartfelt from a man who just wants to be left in peace. And that’s some serious barrista action there too!

    1. In the 1960s I had employment which brought me into close contact with the ‘gentleman of the streets’, they were usually looking for a bed for the night, then to be left alone. To some degree my story was unclear due to my being to close to the subject.

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