Wednesday, October 31, 2007

all saints story problem

there's an old man in my neighborhood,
who cashed it all out this Halloween.

$1,000 in $5 bills
on his dining room table, stacked, waiting.

all evening he waited, marking the time
with the hiss and tick of his oxygen.

“hey, so are you guys out trick-or-treating?”
he yelled to mother and son from his porch.

I heard that like 3 or 4 people came by.


Jonathan said...

this makes me sad on several levels.

jo said...


ash said...

Halloween just got sad, enough trunk-or-treating, get to your neighbor's house.

mrs. everything said...

that almost makes me want to move to Sanpete