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Silent Resilience by Nick Drohan

Amidst the hum of passing cars, a figure stands alone at the traffic light on the highway off-ramp: a poignant silhouette against the urban backdrop. Clad in weathered layers that mirror the toll of time, the homeless individual embodies a quiet resilience that defies the bustling world around them. The sunlight casts elongated shadows that dance on the concrete beneath worn-out shoes. The persistent chill in the air seems to settle on the tattered edges of a makeshift cardboard sign, its weathered plea revealing a story of hardship and the desire for compassion. In the absence of audible words, the lines etched on the face of the panhandler narrate a tale of life’s adversities, etching an indelible mark on the bustling intersection of humanity.