Poemdog

Dogs 2016

GOLDEN OLDIE
(8/2/16)

after sweating
through the night
without A/C
I had to call
for help

the technician's
name
was Golden

no shit

he was there
to repair
my ancient
heat/air unit

the same
discombobulated
collection
of wire
and metal
of which
I was told

"you'll be lucky
if you get
5 more years
out of it"

13 years
ago

he looked
at it
without concern

quickly
hooked up
his devices

then told
me
that a run
capacitor
was at fault

$280 dollars
later
he pronounced
the unit sound

the air
in the house
was already
cooling

my good
fortune
at times
seems beyond
my comprehension

that evening
I checked online
for the price
of that capacitor

$20
on the high end
versus the $230
that he charged
me

that kid
is definitely golden
for someone