crazy old woman…

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stumbles on broken sidewalk
heart pacer kicks in
unable to rise
moment of hope
sees young family
they stare away
walk around her
on the street
good parents
teaching child
not
to speak
to
strangers
bruised
struggles to find
her new iphone
tells husband
morning walk
has gone
awry

 

 

in defense of self…

for almost
an entire second
the soft underside
of her original emotions
of caring
and
empathy
were exposed
in her eyes
before
the hard
defensive shell
realigned
her spine
stiffening her posture
past pain
of
unhealed wounds
tho
the years since
were many
so
she continued
to
measure his vitals
detached
from this moment
evaluating
a car mechanic
in latex gloves
transcribing notes
onto a computer
whose screen
reflected
more
emotion
than she