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North American Dreaming: Panhandler

William Burkholder's poem raises the question as to whether panhandlers are what they seem to be.

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Cardboard sign,
Held by un-gloved hands,
" No home, no job, no food, please help."

Standing at highway on ramp,
Blending in,

Standing out,
From curbside refuse.

Stop light assembly line,
One at a time,

Nickels , dimes, and quarters.
Dollars counted at the end of the day,

Counting,

As he walks to his Mercedes
And drives away.

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