The summer people are out.

These are unhoused, probably mentally ill and/or rock bottom alcoholic/addict, sweaty, dirty, wild-eyed and fevered looking human beings who may or may not be around town the rest of the year but become glaringly visible in summer. Wandering, sometimes shirtless in the pitiless sun, sometimes in far too many layers of clothing, often yelling at invisibles or muttering to themselves. Living outside in the concrete, tar, piss, exhaust fumes, unrelenting sun and triple digit temps of the Tempe, Arizona summer. There are also apparently the less serious cases, usually with the air…