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Signers Fly...As the Heroin is High....

kids "flyin' signs" on the street corners of Holladay Park ,Martin Luther....Killingsworth NE Grand Etc...why?to get home?hah! you shell out cash thanks.
i lived under the overpass next to Benson Polytectic past the Lloyd center past thre max stop past halladay park...WE call it"junky Caverns" fittingly... a heroin habit in Portland for 6months....under that bridge an overdose occured... a young girl in the rafters...it was kept quiet by police and such...i guess... there is a picture sketched in liquid black eyeliner and markers...over-looking a heap of dirty syringes....dope caps HIV and Hep C... the people of portland KINDLY gave me money EVERYDAY for my habit...heroin...some faceless Northdakotan....young girl.... after a while i started doing photoshoots for cash..."soft-core porn" for my fix...i sketched a self-portrait of a faceless junky under the bridge of NE Grand/Lloyd.... i got out of portland...i little sicker....alot more aware....a beautiful 2o year old junky...not so beautiful anymore.NEEDLE EXCHANGE SAVES LIVES....PLEASE INSTEAD OF GIVING TO SIGNERS LIKE ME...GIVE TO THEM INSTEAD...PAINFULLY sincere....
Faded.