I want to say hello,
but I'm frightened
and aren't we all?
His jacket smells like liquor
and he is leaning on a wall
opposite me and I can feel
his stubble prickling my mind.
I want to rip the clothes from my body
and replace them with his
I want to know what part of me I'll find.
Maybe inside his dirty pockets
I will find my integrity and worth,
maybe our switch
will end my despair
and his life will be my rebirth.