Oakland Cemetery - 8.30.2006
After walking for a few blocks with my homeless buddy, he left me to chat with some guys at the community garden down the way. I continued on towards Oakland Cemetery.
I get strange notions sometimes. For some reason, I really wanted to jump the fence to the cemetery and take a nap next to a grave.
I cased the entrances a while and found a good spot to jump the fence but I thought better of it and instead just stood next to one of the gate and watched the cars go by. As each car went by, I took a good look at the drivers faces. Nobody noticed me. I felt invisible.
I stood there for five or ten minutes watching cars go by and worrying that a pedestrian might walk by and be spooked by a man hiding in the shadows of a cemetery gate but I myself was surprised when I guard drove up to me in a golf cart.
"You all right?" he asked.
"Yeah man, you scared me tough. Thought you were a ghost" I replied.
He said, "Alright then, have a good night" and drove off.