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Sitting at the bus stop she’s like all the other

girls in her third grade class

Jenny has braces and a new dress with laces

she’s a happy child who one day will wear

that bright smile

but right now all she sees

are other excited kids to go home

to smells from the kitchen and familiar places

maybe a great big dog to lick their faces

play on their computers or a box that booms

her daydream is broken by the sound of the bus

the children are anxious to go home

she wonders what’s all this fuss

she then realizes her shelter is nothing but bliss

because Jenny’s homeless – oh yes, she is.

 

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