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The gentleman

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The gentleman

The world turns 
under the kick-me-off shoes 
of a man in summer-rolled, khaki pants 
and turned up sleeves 
that allow gentle 
hands to settle 
in pockets with no money 
Hands that pass through disheveled hair 
to rest below a well worn smile 
on the only shadow of his day. . . 

. . .his chin

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  1. Date: 2/18/2009 9:16:00 PM
    What a gentle write. Reminds me of a old friend. Very rich but you'd never know, always wrinkled khakis and messy hair and always a childlike smile. Laurie

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 9:09:00 PM
    Wow, creation at work here, love the imagery and tone you took with this piece. Well done, God Bless*Tyesha