A year ago I met Thom deVita. Shortly after hearing his stories about the Bowery, when it looked like a warzone, I started work on a poem now titled Transplant Souls. Last week, my good friend Adam Lauricella of Graceland Tattoo hand delivered my poem to deVita. I printed it onto old dictionary pages in honor of deVita’s gift of repurposing anything and everything. Also pictured above is one of Adam’s paintings that he gave to Thom deVita.