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HOMELESS IN BURNABY

This was an early morning.
I finally decided to go to Burnaby library.
The goal was to look up those older persons exercise there.

I was shocked to see legs stick out at edge of library building.
A second look, then I realized people sleeping there.
The scene stays in my mind.

And it bothers me for days.
First, it was so out of place.
Second, does city knows about it?
Third, why nothing was done either way?

The irony is.
Police station is just cross the street.

I am frequent customer at Station Square Save on Food.
Monday to Friday I ate at MacDonald about 7:15 am.
Since I read there until 8:30 am, I got to see drifters came in.
I saw them so often.
Naturally I remember their faces.

Recently I see more fresh faces.
And by my observation, they are forming groups.
They look more aggressive with plans.
Before, they could sit quietly waiting for hand out.
Now they are added with youth and mobility.
In a way, they look organized now.

From my observation, they are casing people passing by.
Their faces are more alive than ever.
I can’t help but think they have plans in their head.

In the afternoon, often you can see them at table outside the A&W in the Square.
They were counting loaded grocery.
That certainly was a large quantity.
And the wicked smile on the face bothered me.

Weather is chilling down.
Their life style will need to change.
But I don’t see much option for them.
And bad decision by them will be headache to us all.

Preventative measure is in my mind.
But I will wait to see if paid government people will step up.
I hope they will soon.