Urchins

December 2004

They are everywhere in the Philippines.
They are dirty and barefoot and unkempt and dressed in rags and they ask for money and they smell bad.
They're small for their age and mentally stunted due to malnutrition and they're often rude.
They follow you down the sidewalk with their tiny grubby hands outstretched.
Most people don't want them to come anywhere near.
They were thrown into this world upside down, landing on their heads, and welcomed to life with a shit sandwich by a god who seems preoccupied with other things.
Where are their parents? ....who knows.
What is their future? ....don't ask.

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