today the sun was shining

     so, i saw an old friend today.  her bright blue eyes and toothy grin belied the picture of her life.  she greeted me like the sun was shining on her alone.  she looked beautiful.  she looked well.  i felt unworthy.

she came out to get the mail as i arrived.  

she had a thick sweater on and a wool hat to cover her naked head. 

 i hugged her too hard. why did i do that?  too much of a good thing is just too much.  

i didn’t know where to look, so i just looked at the floor. or over her shoulder.  

then made a hasty retreat. 

 honestly, how much can one family take……and yet she smiled.  

yeah you guessed it…..chicken it’s what’s for dinner. 



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