I meet him every morning on my way to the subway. He is there on the same street corner, sweeping and shoveling up heaps of fallen leaves. We greet each other. It is a pleasant part of the daily routine.

The street cleaner — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

The flash fiction story The street cleaner is part of the flash fiction collection Flash 52.