A Long Drag

A Long Drag (Closeup)

A dirty bum stretches out on 2nd Ave, making the section of sidewalk his own. The population of the East Village treats him as damage and routes around him.

He pulls out a cyan packet of tobacco and sloppily rolls a cigarette. His head relaxes on the concrete step as he lights the cigarette, closes his eyes, and takes a long drag.

He doesn’t matter to the world, and the world doesn’t matter to him.