non profit phone bank job
in hollywood
that I found, on craigslist
in December
when I was
living in Van Nuys
down on my luck
i guess you could call it
a desperation gig

and i shaved my face
took a shower
got the job
for a couple of days
and i sat down
in this kindof sterile
8 floors up offa Sunset blvd
where passionate, desperate people
like me
and on the first day
my first call
I said:

Hi. I’m Lawrence. I’m calling on behalf of