under the overpass

oh how i wish i could sit like that again

says the elder woman helping an elder man walk slow laps around the la cross amtrak station where i wait cross legged on the pew-like dark wood bench as the price is right plays quiet in the background

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the collection of tents in various conditions

set up under the overpass

as seen from the road my dad takes away from the milwaukee train station

it is 25 degrees

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the great novelty

of the armchairs that go back with leg rest thingies that come up at the movie theater

where we wiggle our feet in time to the music –

my sister, her kid and me

passing the tub of popcorn and the tub of soda back and forth

a goofy jokey jovial trio