Poemdog

Dogs 2018

DECADE TO GO
(6/9/18)

he was
walking
in front
of me

about
my build

glasses

maybe
10 years
older

he could
be
the future
me

leaning
a bit forward
he shuffled
an old man's
gate

all the
bounce
was gone
from his
step

I strode
purposefully
around him
into the
grocery store

as others
soon
would be passing
me by

I glanced
quickly back

his eyes
focused
upon the ground
a few feet
in front
of him

he had
no idea
that I
was there

68

58

not much
further
for either
of us
really

I turned

checked
my posture

looked
straight
ahead

over
the heads
of most

realizing
as I entered
the produce
section

that I
had forgotten
my list

well
shit

he
had probably
remembered
his