FOUND by Will Seidel in Hawthorne, California
I found this walking to work around 8am. It was a piece of elementary-school-style paper that had been folded to form a sort of card. I found it heartbreaking somehow.
FOUND by Jason Feifer in The East Village, New York City, New York
I picked a little pad up off the street in the East Village on Saturday — the day after the horrible school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut — and opened to find this page. Not entirely sure of the message, but I’m going to just hope it’s in support of gun control, and against killing drugged out ninjas in dresses on skis.
FOUND by Kateri in Chicago, Illinois
Found on the sidewalk in my neighborhood in April of 2012. They didn’t show up on the scan, but the paper actually has dusty shoeprints on it from being walked over. It’s been posted on my refrigerator since then, but I’m moving and it has to go. I thought FOUND would make a nice home for this masterpiece of the strange.
FOUND by Shelli Julius on the side of the street
I found this on the side of the road near my apartment complex. I believe it was dropped by a child walking home from the Head Start school nearby. I love that “clown” is spelled correctly in the heading of the story, but is subsequently spelled “clon” thereafter.
FOUND by Andrew inside a teen-fiction library book
I worked for a small town public library which provided a great source for lost materials as patrons seemed to use anything nearby as a handy bookmark. Oftentimes, we’d try to reunited these misplaced items with their owners, but it wasn’t always possible. This was one such item that caught my eye. I doubt the drawing had intended to be related to the poem, but after re-reading the painful words, I found some kind of resonation between the two.