Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Homeless in America: Oklahoman on the Street

Blue Ribbon Award Winner: Lake (of Ozarks) Camera Club
Al Griffin Photography
He staggered and held a signpost as I watched him lurch toward me on the sidewalk. I asked if he was all right, and he mumbled in his native tongue and felt his chest.

When asked if he needed a doctor, he shook his head and declined.  He indicated I could take his picture and stood still for a few minutes. He smiled when I placed my hand on his shoulder to steady him as he stood in front of me. 

I watched him as he headed off with unsteady gait, but he did not appear to be in need of an ambulance at that moment. I never learned his name.