been paid in cash,

he wasn’t eligible for workers’ compensation

from being injured falling off a ladder.

Rent became unaffordable.


He moved

into a shared a room.

Who drank my milk, ate my food?

He left.


Moved in

with his sister til she COVID lost her job.

Not wanting to be a burden ,

he moved out.



in his van until it got towed

due to unpaid parking tickets.



an encampment.