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  • This old man
    he had one leg
    one prosthesis
    and an aluminum walker

    This old man
    had his handicap placard
    stolen by some insensitive lout
    while he was in the grocery store

    This old man
    was a genuine stoic
    we filled out the paperwork
    for the replacement placard

    This old man
    had trouble walking down
    the three steps from my office
    to the street

    This old man
    allowed me to help him
    though it caused him consternation
    and told me he was sorry

    This old man
    thanked me for helping him
    apologized again, saying
    This is all new to me
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