He called to me.
I need two more,
he told me,
two more bucks to buy a phone,
so I can call my mom.
he was wearing a bright yellow jacket,
and ripped cargo pants,
and was holding a raggedy dog on a leash.
i reached into my pocket,
to pull out a twenty,
my mother put her arm on my shoulder,
and guided me away from him,
she pulled me to walk quickly by.
later I saw him in the verizon store,
with a pay as you go phone,
but the man at the counter turned him away,
two more bucks to buy a phone.