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The man didn’t move as beneath him the subway exhaled its rotten-egg breath of cooling vapor. Mallory walked on waving her hand before her, holding her breath.
The man on the sidewalk didn’t look as Teresa and Carla kept talking, but veered in tandem to avoid his outstretched legs, the reek of his ragged clothes.
The homeless man on the sidewalk didn’t react as an ear-budded Justin absently stumbled over his foot, getting a clipped “Sorry…” with no glance back. Or down.
There but no longer there, the homeless man on the sidewalk by the grate waited to be found.