Friday, December 30, 2011

neighbor






mister wagner
in his buttoned sweater
at dusk
watering the lawn

i remember he had
a little mustache
and a receding hairline
but he probably didn't

he was old and strange
and could have been any age
between twenty-five
and eighty-five

i watched him
unsuspected
from my own shadows

and his wife
came out on the porch
herself a shadow
in the twilight

and said
hurry up
it's almost time for star trek



1 comment:

Harlequin said...

that last line really warms my heart.
nice work, especially on the any age and the fragility of memory