Candlelight, Denver, 2016

Francis Gene Black Elk

died in the street

Daryl Blackbear

died in the street

Patricia Barrett

Ernest Gillespie

lived and

George Mondragon

walking for Jesus

Erin Mesta

headdown in the wind

Shawn “Butterfly” Porter


in the street

Quinasia Russell

Rose Ruiz

lived outside

in snow

Eugene Turner

and sleet

Gerald Vaughan

fined by police at 5AM

Lisa Ware

kicked in the head

Todd Burton

down by the river



keep your spirits up

moved on

Elvis Thunderhawk


resonant name

Tarell, as he was called

in the street

in the wind

no family


in the street

*174 people without homes died in Denver last year