Friday Nights

by Corri Harris

"I get lonely" he said as he handed me a piece of his sweet bread. He's a stocky 50-something man with a round face and thick accent. The room is filled with chattering people and reggae. I have to watch his lips to understand his stories of his travels to America. He smiles as he boyishly belly dances in front of a room full of strangers. Tonight he is not lonely.


Corri Harris signs her emails with a quote by Vernon Law: "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterward."