2213: Beige Thoughts

I find myself being an old man
when I turn down an offer of a
raffled hamper – I live alone – I
carry a small bag of shopping
because it is less imposing – in
my pocket I check my keys are
in place – no rattled change – a
family trait – jangling & ageing
[I am destined a great age] – In
a shop display a mannequin’s
hand reaches out [greeting] – I
occasionally cry before I sleep
because I can – My feet hurt – I
am looking forward to a night
of dreams to take me off – in a
life I have led I deny any regret
to temper my disappointment

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