I used to see this homeless man sitting everyday by the hotels vent shaft
looking very introspective - finally I asked him
"what are you doing?"
He said he was listening to the drums - like wardrums.
I told him it was probably just the fans. He said no - that sometimes there would be chanting,
and sometimes he'd have to leave because they wouldn't what him there. Since they knew he could hear.
"Hear what?" I asked suddenly getting the willies.
"I hear dead people!"
Although spooked I couldn't help thinking what a great catch phrase that was -
if only I could tweak it a little - there's a story there...
- Tad Galloway