- — rünty reader (@runtyreader)Wed, Jan 08 2014 08:05:30. . . to the subway, I saw a man on the ground. He sat on the sidewalk, under trees, with his feet out to the quiet street.
- — George Szirtes (@george_szirtes)Wed, Jan 08 2014 07:51:12Four others were there: a young man busy with a phone, a young woman, a baby in a pram, a girl who was with the woman.
- — Chioma Ogwuegbu (@AfricanCeleb)Wed, Jan 08 2014 08:17:32The seated man was closer to sixty than to fifty, dressed in an ordinary way, a button-down long-sleeved shirt, trousers.
- — Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops)Wed, Jan 08 2014 08:46:11The young man with the phone said, "He's having chest pains. Earlier he said he was having chest pains."
- — Mister Simian (@MisterSimian)Wed, Jan 08 2014 09:04:28He hesitated. Then he said no, and that maybe I should. The man on the ground grimaced and did not look up.
- — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)Wed, Jan 08 2014 09:07:42He gave no indication of being aware of our presence. He was tranquil, wordless. The tears were falling from his eyes.
- — Disruptia (@Ebsje)Wed, Jan 08 2014 09:13:04Christopher Logue, "All Day Permanent Red": "Or are they only asleep? They are too tired to sleep. The tears are falling from their eyes."
- — Ainehi Edoro (@brittlepaper)Wed, Jan 08 2014 09:37:08When I finished and had hung up the phone, I tried to talk to my man on the ground but his sound lacked all sound.
- — Ayanna Gillian Lloyd (@AyaRoots)Wed, Jan 08 2014 09:50:23Because we have some dim awareness that being alive is better than being dead, which might be nothing, which might be nothingness.
- — Elisa Gabbert (@egabbert)Wed, Jan 08 2014 09:59:12Coming close to take his pulse, I smelled alcohol. His tear-stained cheek shone. I placed a thumb on his wrist. His hand was cold.
- — Oluchi 007 Ogwuegbu (@LuchiesO)Wed, Jan 08 2014 10:07:41After a few moments, I remembered that the thumb has a pulse of its own, so I placed, instead, two fingers on his wrist.
- — rjctr (@rejecter)Wed, Jan 08 2014 10:15:01Distracted by the young man with the phone, the young woman with the pram, the girl, and by my own presence, I was unable to concentrate.
- — ashish (@ashishgajera)Wed, Jan 08 2014 10:33:17The ambulance arrived sirenlessly about five minutes later. Two EMTs came out of the vehicle, a man and a woman, both young and slender.
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