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  • Gary Hunter

If Old People Can Do it . . . Nov. 27, 2022

at what age

can one slip on the shufflers

sleeve on a robe

step through the front door

and pick up the paper?


I’ve seen them

in their coffee-stained comfort

bent-haired halo

and could-care-less fashion

wander onto the driveway


having already made the decision

to make outside the house

as comfortable as

the kitchen table

or bathroom mirror


this morning I took a chance


the neighbor's cat did stare

as it walked by but I shot back

an even fiercer glare


and maybe that’s good


to test embarrassment

in increments

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