A Tender Moment At The Supermarket

Written by: Mary Nagy

Sitting there watching them
they had no idea
they were such an inspiration 
so comfortable with eachother.

He, at least 85
she, about the same.
From my car I could see 
the way he worried about her
as he pulled his car up to the door
so she wouldn't get wet.
He tenderly watched 
while she tucked her hair 
under her clear rain bonnet.

The rain was barely a trickle
but it was a cold rain
and he wouldn't have her
catching a chill.
She waited 
just inside the door
while he parked the car
a sky blue 1976 Bonneville.
They probably bought it
brand new.

His steps were slow
and purposeful.
I could tell he hurt
but was trying to still
be the ''protector'' 
of his beautiful bride.

They walked into the store
arm in arm
while I sat for a few more minutes
alone in my car
listening to the whish-whish
of my wipers.