Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's a Perfect Day, Isn't It?

I agreed.

"I've worked hard all my life.
It was time for me to slow down
so I sold my car a few months back
and now I take the bus
or walk places
like brunch here on Sundays."

He raised his cane from the bench
and tapped the sidewalk once.
is wooden exclamation point
ended our exchange.

I walked home

but more slowly than

I had left it.

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