Thursday, July 05, 2007

On the bus

Elderly man recently discharged from the hospital--he couldn't remember which one--wearing a white, paper hospital-issued union suit.

1 comment:

L.A. Howe said...

when i was still living in l.a., once i was driving up lincoln blvd by loyola marymount university, up that hill where they put the playa vista project, and i saw this old man in a wheelchair, struggling along the sidewalk up the incline. he was wearing these light blue flannel pajamas with clouds on them, and he was barefoot. i turned around, drove back down the hill, and got out of my car. i asked him if he needed some help, and he grumped that he was trying to get to the corner about twenty feet away. i pushed him there. he, too, said he had just been discharged from the hospital. then he started yelling at me and told me to get the fuck away from him. so i left. but i still think about him from time to time and hope he's okay.