The first thing I noticed was his filthy pair of jeans. They’d been worn so often they could have stood on their own and walked. Old and tattered, holes in both knees, it was hard to imagine they once were blue. Inside them lived a homeless man, who clutches a simple cardboard sign that read, “Will Work.” His long graying hair stuck to his rugged face, his head was hanging heavy from the obvious weight of the world and a half-empty bottle of rot-gut gin…
In Exit 60, author Susan Nickerson brilliantly probes the profound personal challenges of love and loss. In doing so, she reveals for her reader the gripping challenge of trying to move forward when emotions and memories keep us motionless instead.
Susan Nickerson is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Motion call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.