July 4, 2014:

Knee boots, scarf, thighs bare below short blue shorts. Texting.

Burnt black skin, rainbow died close cropped tangles, heavyset, steps into traffic against the light, shouting angrily, "Fucking jaywalker! Fucking jaywalker!"

Crochet cap and hemp skirt, soft pink lips, true smile of life's deep joy. Small scraggly boyfriend with Jesus beard, not happy to see me. "Right on brother. Stay loose." Smiling her joyful way on down the road.