Tuesday, August 16, 2016

While Seated at A Curbside Table

An old man removed a wheel chair 
from his car, added a head rest
from the back seat and then 
putting his hands under his wife's
armpits carefully took her out of
the front seat and placed her in the chair 
The old man draped a flowered
cloth over her lap, buckled her into 
the seat, removed two foot rests
from the car and added them to the chair
His wife's arms were frozen in space,
awkward and disconnected
She stared at nothing, mute and locked 
in a world she never selected.
He looked down at her and gently 
stroked her hair before pushing the chair.


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