is a shuffle of aged movement.
Overweight purse in hand
the gray-haired lady on
a mission of necessity, her sidewalk
activity like painted strokes up
and down King Street, Ridout, Main
steady arthritic march to Derringer's
Meats downtown Hamilton one
destination for her shopping menu
inside business as usual, dark German
chocolate, right price chicken thighs
and 12 grain bread, browses the
aisles for other good deals, selects
crinkly packages and an avalanche of
food for her pussycat, then races
the push cart to her apartment,
a desperate "Meow" awaits.
Richard L. Provencher 2008
My wife, Esther and I really enjoy writing. It is an excellent salve, in addition to prayers, a great wife and family during my continuing recovery from a stroke/aneurysm. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org re comments on our work. We live in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pray for others.