by Jeff Glovsky
The homeless guy’s asleep on the subway platform. He doesn’t beg. He doesn’t speak to anyone: just lying there, a giant duffel bag of cans beside him, he obstructs, perhaps, the sense-pleasing aesthetic of the subway platform…otherwise, harms no one.
A cop loving his job comes over. Gun drawn, kicks the homeless gent (though gently), yells at him to beat it.
Grinning, the homeless guy agrees. “I was just going to,” he slurs, wanting no trouble. “I was just going to.”
He gets up, shambling to his feet…gets kicked again for good measure, picks up his clanking cans and moves on. “I was just going to,” the cop repeats after him.
“I was just going to,” he sneers…