The daily one hour walk,
Her custom after the restaurant firing,
The claim she spat in the soup,
But most said she coughed, and had covered her mouth ….
Children gone, that move to cities and work ….
Then, a neighbor saw her fall,
Suggested assisted living,
So she left her three-room for the facility’s safe sterility.
Her walks, but 10-minutes on the sidewalk around the tan two-story buildings.
Just last week she looked across the highway
And saw a young mother pushing a one-year old in a stroller ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late May 2015