Parkdale Confidential

I live in Parkdale where the ‘cool kids ‘ would call, ‘Street’…due to the poverty, drug addiction, homelessness that’s so abundant here.

Yesterday and the day before a package arrived each day from Amazon, Christmas presents for my daughter, that were to big for the mailbox and in what I might describe as moments to restore my faith in humanity, the packages were there when I returned home hours after delivery. Goodonya Parkdale!

The drunk man huddled in the bus shelter muttered, “another fucking day” before swigging from a beer can.

Dennis Mantin