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Those of you who work in public libraries know that homelessness is a library story. This narrative from the Middletown (CT) Press is part of a series written by a reporter who is trying to understand what it's like to be homeless.
If I just wait for this to end, I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going to happen. The reality of this has finally set in. Iâ€™m homeless, I have no one to count on, and after holding on to that cheeseburger all night, I really had to go to the bathroom and an alleyway just wonâ€™t cut it.
I remember scoping out the library bathroom, when I stopped in yesterday, but it didnâ€™t open until 9 a.m. and I still had hours to kill.
I was glad to find this piece, and hope to keep some of the descriptions in my head, as the library where I work is a haven for homeless people, many of them just killing time like this reporter.