The Lens: Singing Shorty

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On Saturday evening I was working on feature story about Broad Street, and as I turned the corner near Comfort I ran into Singing Shorty aka Alphonso Washington.

He looked at me and said "let me sing you a song". Before I could say a word he launched into a dark tune about death and despair. All this was delivered with the utmost sincerity.

When he finished he said, "If I'm singing that means I'm not drinking. I just have to keep singing."

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