Jello died at twenty-seven,
homeless, Independence Day in the City of Angels,
died of the damage of escaping one more time.
Too Short died on Greyhound,
coming back from her man in the City of Angels,
died of the damage from reconciling one more time.
Chrissy died in hospital,
here in Seattle,
died of the cancer, one too many years out on the street.
Why do I hope?
Because Barbie's attempted suicide failed,
and she called me.
Because Melissa comes in to write about her anger,
instead of hiding in it.
Because Sean is working,
and Kevin has a place to stay.