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  • Old couples
    slurping coffee together,
    eyes half closed,
    used to make me nervous.

    Important things to do!
    So much to do!
    But what?

    Too busy to remember.

    now suits quite well,
    but never perfect.

    I see the coffee running off his chin
    is only
    and a smile
    can change its course.

    (photo credit: Steve A. Johnson, flickr commons)
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