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Gulp . . . New Neighbors - Feb. 24, 2024

timid and feeling weird

I approach the front door

after the moving van’s

just pulled away

 

what is the appropriate “Hi!”

to deliver to a new couple?

 

I’ve got a large hand and big smile

Should it also carry

cookies or a tray of lasagna?

 

and the welcome   keep it short

“we’ve got dinner on the stove” or

engage and peak behind the open door

gleaning clues of their personalities

 

take a few quick judgments

home and pencil them

into my mind

 

then

after a month or so

make any needed adjustments  

 

in pen and ink

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