I take the metro every day.
This guy works on the platform every night.
I step over people lying in pools of urine on my way home.
This guy thinks of his wife and kids already sleeping at home alone.
I gaze out of windows wondering what to waste my money on next.
This guy sweeps away drunk's piss in thin channels under glossy ads.
I clean the dirt from under my fingernails after boozy evenings.
This guy scrapes society's filth from under our up-turned noses.
I grip my digital camera tightly.
This guy grasps a stinking brush.
I don't have a wife or kids sleeping at home.
I take photos of guys like this.
And this guy will never know.
© Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free 2005
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