Nassau Zachary Slone
Rundown restaurants and shops. People grinning, even though they look meager. One woman, twig thin, Shirt in tatters as well as her pants. Day after day smiling with her family, thankful for still being able to see the light of day. Men ask dealers for drugs, but that is normal here. I stand on the side of the street, sporting my nicest Patagonia shirt, squeaky clean Converse, privileged, but not realizing that until this very moment.
Voices literary magazine is produced by the Creative Writing class at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC.