Sunday, July 5, 2020


Waiting (at the convenience store)

Waiting for the rain to let up

so I can be on my way.

Lottery tickets in my bag

with some snacks and a bottle of Coke.

Just trying to get home.

Just trying to get by,

until the monthly deposit shows up

or a ticket wins me some cash.

Waiting for the downpour to slow to a drizzle

so I can walk home

without soaking my tennis shoes

or my walker rusting.

Waiting as puddles grow and the wind blows.

Watching as customers come and go.

I smile a hello,

They avoid my eyes.

Waiting for the storm to give me a break

Waiting for life to cut me some slack.

June 23, 2020