RDP Wednesday: WASTE
The easy description of this photograph is this is just a homeless camp and that the homeless people who live here are drug addicts.
What you can’t see in this picture are the human lives that have been wasted- the children who aren’t being cared for by their parents, the children who will grow old and die in the blink of an eye under these blue tarps and mildewed and torn tents, the friend who will not be there when their presence would have made a difference in one life or maybe more-
the parents, grandparents, siblings, wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends whose hearts will always skip a beat and stop every time the phone rings or there is a sharp hard knock on the living room door.
So much time, so many moments, all of these lives-