Low Rollers by Jon Bennett

One was named ‘Gorilla’
when I first met him
he ripped me off on a ten piece
“Motherfucker!” I yelled
big guy, but in a wheelchair, so…
He jumped to his feet
and smacked me in the face
I just stood there
“You can take a punch,” he said,
“I like that”
then he sat back down
and rolled off
I was on Percocets at the time
I didn’t really feel anything.
If you live on the street
always looking for a place to sit
might as well do it in a wheelchair
because, why not?


Jon Bennett is a writer and musician living in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. You can find more of his work on iTunes (his latest album is “A Saint’s Book”) or by connecting with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jon.bennett.967.


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