I Still Wish I'd Handed Him the Bag

by Traci Cumbay

“Spare a dollar?” asks the bearded fellow wearing dirty clothes, and I tell him I don’t have cash, which is true. “Spare a bite?” he tries, pointing to my sack of leftovers from a chichi downtown restaurant. “Oh,” I say, “I have to write about this food for the newspaper.” Also true. “This life is fucked,” he says. True.


Traci Cumbay is the Copy Director at Avant Healthcare. She lives in Indiana.