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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Poem - On the Side of the Road

She read coming and going. The

mailbox several feet away, she

found something on second

glance that made her stop.

The woman with osteoporosis

back, Darth Vader sun glasses,

pink sweatshirt, and dark (blue

or lightly faded black) sweatpants

held the letter--cream colored paper--

opened only part way, a Z

dangling from her hands.

Out of the side window, at highway

speeds, the scene was in clear detail;

she showed the letter to me in her

silent way and I sped away from it.

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