No. 92 [Runners]

Photo by James Rogers
Photo by James Rogers

“I was going into my freshman year of high school. I was running downtown Grand Haven, and I had one of those cutoff sleeveless shirts that was just ratty. It was a really ugly shirt, worn-down. We ran through the mud in the woods, so I’ve got mud caked all over my legs. I sit down—I got a rock in my shoe—so I sit down outside one of these downtown buildings. I take off my shoe, and I got a big hole in my sock. My shirt’s just hanging all over the place. I’m dirty and sweaty. And I’m sitting against this building, and this woman comes up and hands me a dollar and walks off. She thought I was homeless. I kept the dollar.”

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