Thom lives on one of the streets that make up the flower market here in our town. During the day, the flower stands open up and the flower sellers put out their roses and lilies. At night, they close the stands and leave nothing but wet streets and empty cubby holes. Thom spends his nights in one of cubby holes. During the day, he wanders the streets and tries to stay out of view of the police. But at night he finds a dry place among the flower petals on the street floor and fights off the dirty rats. Thom sleeps as much as he can but has to make sure he wakes up and leaves before the flower stands open up again because he will get beat up by the owners. Thom has a difficult life.