I hope you read this and don't throw it away. I'm sorry. I know you took me in
when I was a foster kid. You took me in after I was in juvie. And you took me in
when I should have been able to pay for a place of my own. You were a real
mother to me. I hope you don't hate me for leaving without telling you why.
I lost my job. Well I quit. It didn't pay enough anyway and that Kirk was
a jerk. You know. I know you didn't need a 22 year old mouth to feed.
I took Sam with he since he was my dog from the beginning.
We're out on the road having adventers. I thumbed a ride north to Kansas City.
Its a lot colder here than I expected. I wish I had a good coat. And I'm stuck out here by the airport
where the trucker dumped me out. I figure the city is at least thirty miles more south. I didn't
really think things through. I can't get a job without a place to live and I can't get a place to
live without a job. Now that I've been buming around a few days, I can't get a strait anser
from anybody. I probly smell. I asked people for money to ride the bus and they told me to get a job, or
go to the shelter. I'd like to, if I could figur out where it is. I finaly came to a library last night, but I didn't relize you can't look up any info on the computers without a local adress and all that. I can't turn in my
heating bill from "behind-the-Chinese-Resterant dumpster" where Sam gets a good dinner.
And I can't get back to you very easy. I don't know what to do, but I'm
going to walk on back south. I figure I can get downtown in a couple of days if I'm careful.
Some random lady threw this paper at me out of her car window. Well that's not
really true. She gave me a blanket and inside was beef jerky and socks and this stamped
envelope. I figure the only address I knew was yours. So Merry Christmas.
Sam and I are doing okay. We're finding out a lot about being homeless and
it suits me, being a foster kid and all. Maybe I"ll write a book about it someday.
I'm sure I'll find work downtown and I can get a shower and some help at the men's shelter I keep hearing about. I got their card from the library with a map. Now if I don't do anything dislexic,
I'll be there soon, get a job, a pay by the minute cell phone (all the homeless people have them now some guy told me) and I'll give you a call then. Sorry, they don't have pay phones any more. I guess I never noticed.
Tell Tom and the kids hello. Hope Sara is enjoying my old room.