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2012-01-24T23:01:45-05:00January 24th, 2012|Musings on life|

The stranger in the hotel lobby

He was tall
thick
good hair
a football coach
kind of man

then he stood up
and wobbled

flask visible
inside his coat

his laugh
too loud

he asked me to talk with him
a little longer

you’re so happy

he kept saying
as if it were
a question

he went to shake my son’s hand
but stopped

and said in a voice
suddenly quiet
but as clear
as gin

he makes me want
to start over.

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