THE BURGUNDY POLYESTER PATAGONIA MESSENGER BAG, that I take with me with my sign to have a place to stash the big plastic Kinko’s bag, I hang on a steel pole right by the Department of Education Building where I stand in the mornings with the sign. I line myself up at the same angle to it every day and if I wander up or back a step or two for whatever reason, I get back to my spot as soon as I realize I’ve gone too far afield. I like seeing my bag there. I like the color. And I like to see the spine of the paperback I’m reading on the train showing from the pouch on the side of the bag I always turn toward me for that reason. I’m reading a green book now. The burgundy and the green looked good this morning against the gray stone of the building.