Tooken Away


FOUND by Debra in Vancouver, Washington

This afternoon I found this in my ex’s front yard as I was dropping our daughter off. My ex told me that the neighbors’ daughter has three foster children that she is in the process of trying to adopt, and wondered if this came from one of the older kids. It looked like whoever wrote it was starting a project as this was the front page of several sheets of notebook paper stapled together, but this is as far as they got. It’s been raining so the lines on the paper have run. I hope this kid has a brighter future than they started with. Keep writing and talking it out, kid! There is freedom in telling your story.

Twisted Heart


FOUND by Jorge Cruz on the floor at work

I walked into my work area to work a midnight shift at a large call center during regular hours with hundreds of people. You don’t really get to see any open space or clear spots, so while I was walking to my desk at an hour when the center was abandoned. I noticed a crumpled up piece of paper by a cubicle and I thought must be one of part-time new hire kids with a twisted sense of poetry.