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That's what they called the homeless woman, perhaps because she was Asian. They called her refuge, a cocoon. Every night she would stack six milk crates together with bungee cords in the wooden bus shelter. Then she would layer her plastic bags and blankets to create a bed and covered herself with a tarp.
When the shelter was torn down, she moved to a back doorway in the alley nearby. Then came the malicious small fires. The building owner decided to install a roll down metal gate.
In a city of back alleys and brick walls, there are other sanctuaries.

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    D.M. over 7 years ago

    Drabble # 50. 'Never thought it would happen!

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    T. Willemann over 7 years ago

    Terrible, and touching.
    Happy 'anniversariy'

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    D.M. over 7 years ago

    Thank you, Thomas!
    :)

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    D.M. over 7 years ago

    Thank you, Dr. One day at a time....

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