DRIFTER GIRL, SAN FRANCISCO, SEPTEMBER 2007
she's not as drunk as she pretends. and she's smarter than she lets on. the older boy next to her is just as drunk as he looks. they met earlier over a can of beer.
her name is sadie; from "everywhere." well, from chico really. but she doesn't live there anymore. mom kicked her out. says mom's a "tweaker and a drunk."
been getting around mostly by hitching. some trains too; but not so much. talks about places she's been to recently; and places she's going.
the boy has a big smile on his face. says "ain't she beautiful!" like he's still figuring his luck.
"yes," i respond.