In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Waking up morning after morning since then becomes somewhat of a depressing ritual. Showering then dressing, filling that sorry feeling in my stomach. There was still a void though; as there had been for the past eight months now. I still felt lost and helpless."
Casper, Walter IV
"Streets of Gold,"
Verbum: Vol. 5
, Article 25.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol5/iss1/25