Before Yesterday

April 21, 2008

old men
in yesterday’s hats
don’t fit
goodwill suits
too big
in the shoulders
sit in the park
arms folded

one dozing
head bent
stubble beard
turned to
the sun
the other
looks down
as if thinking
of yesterday

it is
with little
conversation
they sit
one waiting
for godot
one
waiting for
silence

they swap
hats
realize
they will
be here
tomorrow
or not.

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American Sentence #5

April 21, 2008

Two old men sit in the park. Waiting for Godot. Waiting for silence.