Friday, December 8, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1395 Refugee by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 9, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1395 Refugee by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 9, 2017    

    This is the continuation of yesterday's piece
                                               a monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved 2017
         (Youngish man enters, takes off hat, thick New York accent)

Thank you, Mrs. Neumann.....I really appreciate you helping.....

         (Turns to audience)

I came here to San Diego in 1920... (waves arms in a wide circle).... land of opportunity!  (laughs)  An opportunity all right, an opportunity to starve!

New York was crowded, but at least, you knew people.  Here, it was like a desert....really, a desert.  And no jobs for guys like me.  I didn't come with much, but then, Mrs. Neumann there, she made sure I didn't starve.  I helped her out, carrying fish back to her kitchen.  There was always plenty of food there....and a lotta people, all needing help....and her was crazy!

But everybody knew Rose.....she, amazing!  And then she got me this job, on a fishing boat.  The only other Jewish fisherman in San Diego!

There's something about being new....being new, and yet....when you don't eat enough, when you're not sure where your next meal is coming from....where you're gonna makes you feel a lot

         (turns to leave, stops, looks back)

If somethin' happens to you, will anyone care?  Will someone tell your mother?  

         (Lights down on this refugee)

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