I walked into a café, on “Old” route 66
On the West side of Albuquerque,
Pretty much as I have since I went there
Many moons ago, with my parents.
I guess I had a different look on my face
As several of the regulars
Of the Breakfast flock asked
If I was all right.
I had to give it a moment
As I wanted to be truthful and at the same time
Not seem too petty with my personal problems.
Finally, after realizing that more than a few
Were awaiting my answer,
So they could resume chowing down,
“I think it really sucks
That I’m not getting any younger!”
Well, that brought the house down
And there were even a few chocking sounds.
Now, that I’ve had a chance to review my brilliance,
I still agree with my statement.
It’s just that every time I go there for breakfast
There are always at least some chuckles.
I am glad I can now make people smile
Without saying a word! Wink*
Copyright 2012, Richard Dean Cook
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Blue Skies and Gentle Winds
Richard D. Cookhttp://tellingbird.com