2002/alcoholic

There is something
exquisitely sad
about human life.
The childhood photo
of the girl who
grew up to be
an alcoholic,
a drug abuser.
The profile of him
as a young man,
driving along
a Montana highway,
who knew he would
later dress as a
woman,
wander the streets
at night,
naked,
needing someone
to look at his body,
and not know why.

4/21/02