Thursday, August 28, 2008

late afternoon caller

She was intensely engaged with the person on the other end. Sometimes she paced, sometimes she stood still, listening.

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I’ve had conversations like that, where everything seemed to hinge on what was said by the other party. But not recently. And anyway, were I to be so invested in the outcome, I would probably not position myself so exquisitely in front of a store with the perfect late summer colors framing a well-dressed countenance. I’d be disheveled, in the gutter maybe, sweating it out.

Ah, poise.