As the shadows settle into night, the old man and dog find a place together. In darkness, they scavenge bits and scraps of food out of overflowing truck stop dumpsters.
Eating from paper plates of dirty newspaper, the pair celebrates filling their stomachs for another night. Food devoured quickly, the two friends then burrow into a threadbare sleeping bag seeking warmth together.
From the cold hollow pit of their stomachs, they each know nights are getting longer as life gets shorter.
Story and Image: McGuffy Ann Morris
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome."