Dogs 2015

SLIPPING PERSPECTIVES
(3/15/15)


"will somebody
help
this old man
with his
groceries?"

he overhears
the cashier asking
the bagboy

she's a teenager
so he doesn't stop
to explain her
that from the inside
looking out
that he feels
no different
at 55
than he did
at 25

the world
is still
the world
even
through bifocals

he just
looks old

to her

he grabs
two bags
with one arm

another bag
and a case
of water
with the other

then walks
silently by
the snot nosed
little shit
at the end
of the counter

smiling
as he leaves

without
looking back