You're drawing a picture.
In that picture, you are drawing a picture of you drawing a picture of yourself. In each of the pictures, people pass you by. Most are kind enough to look away, but some stare aggressively, challenging you to prove your hunger, challenging you to live up to the message on the cardboard
Please help. Homeless and hungry. Thank you.
Your fingertips throb because of the cold. You pause occasionally because of the pain which spasms across your empty stomach. Despite this, you wonder if you are real, or perhaps the subject in another hungry artist's picture.