and interview people about the homeless there,
but the government representatives kept telling me
they didn't have any homeless, even though I could see
them on the street. They said they weren't really homeless,
that they were drunks who fell asleep on the way home,
that there just isn't a problem. And then one of the papers
reported that a tram driver got sick of a homeless man
who kept riding without ever getting off and so when
the man was sleeping the driver pulled over, took out
some gasoline, and lit the homeless man on fire.
I went to ask them about that, but they wouldn't
return any of my calls.
by Ron Ahimsa Riekki