PDA

View Full Version : Ramble On



Alterkaker66
10-23-2013, 09:03 AM
Fall.
Falling.
Memory floats with the leaves,
catching thoughts with their bright skeletons.


So many people pass through our lives.
When I had a house to repair
I had a plumber of great ability.
Wiry and humorous as a land bound Popeye.
Kind hearted man.
Always there for the unmanageable.
Untangling a 50 year maze of faulty joins.
Reseating toilet seals.
Practical.
Impacable.
Who was I to know his troubles.
That last call.
The sadness in his voice.
The surgery that kept him from his trade.
Purposeless.
Alone.
He shot his old dog and hung himself.
This private man made newspaper fodder.
One final insult.


Fall.
Falling.
Memory caught on the passage of leaves.
I will forget. Again and again I will forget.
Mercy never will.