July 11, 2020 4pm-5pm (Pacific Time)
We would like to recognize your hard work and accomplishments, so a virtual event is planned for Saturday, July 11, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. More information, including a formal invitation and reading signups, will be forthcoming via email.
HAVIK 2020: HOMEWARD
(As of June 23, 2020)
Havik 2020: Homeward is no longer available for ordering. Remember: all admitted artists will receive one free copy by mail.
Currently, books are being sent to fulfill orders and admitted artists.
Before your book arrives by mail: check out some of Homeward in the new "Havik 2020 Homeward" tab.
The Las Positas College Journal of Arts and Literature
CURRENT VISUAL SHOWCASE
CURRENT LITERARY SHOWCASE
THE HOMELESS MAN
Wandering aimlessly down busy Race Street, I enjoy the fingers of light as they reach through the bare branches and touch the street. Looking at nothing in particular I gaze into the shop windows and overhear sound bites as people drift by. My view shifts to the street and something ahead catches my attention: it is a homeless person in a wheelchair half a block up on the other side of the street. My heart jumps as I ask deep in my unconscious, “Could it be him?”
Homeless men of a certain age, somewhere between graying adult and elderly, catch my attention. I know it is mostly impossible for any of them to be my brother, but my mind plays tricks on me. I’ll see him out of the corner of my eye: a characteristic angular, jerky walk, or hair the color of dirty dishwater, or something I can’t quite put my finger on. There are definitely times when his shadow plays upon the light of my day.