financial casualties.

Terry lost the job first,
then the rest came in
an avalanche—
the wife, the kids, the care,
& then the house.

He couldn’t keep up on
the house payments, &
got behind.

The bank got the place.
He squatted there throughout
the winter—no heat, no lights.

He stayed a little past
the sheriff’s notice
on the door.

Neighbors reported him.

He got the Chevy van from the ex
& parks it in a buddy’s garage.
Sleeps on the back seat.

He’s grateful for that, he tells me.