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Old Men

White tops invite
an old man's story in for
ear's listen. The shade 
creeps up behind the
elders' circle's edge
of lawn chairs,
inducingly pushing
the men
to sleep.

      nudges the wrinkles
and wear out of their
tired eyes, and lifts their
shoulders, curves their backs, and switches
their postures in to hear
the muffled grunts heave in and out
of Old Pa's speech.

Mam screamed at me,
while Grandpa 
fell off his chair

And I fell off my feet, after that ball
was thrown at my head.

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