Warmth, convenience, shelter from the elements.
Of course, if they are too closed in they become unsafe
anything can happen in there
so we'll have an open front
with big gaps
and a tiny little roof
and it's still a shelter
you can't possibly get more than half-drowned in there.
It is still an attraction to those homeless people
so we'll take out the benches
it is harder to drown when you're standing up
and now everyone, shoppers and commuters and the poor
can huddle together on equally sore feet in the driving rain
in our community bus shelters.
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