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  • Gary Hunter

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



after a month or so

make any needed adjustments  


in pen and ink


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