This poem is taken from Stand 234, 20(2) June - August 2022.

Craig Kurtz The Old Man
Have you met the Old Man yet? —
note he’s as old as old cats get;
he’s asthmatic and in no rush,
he’s bony and might need a brush;
you’ll see him mulling on his porch
as if he’s carrying a torch;
it takes a while to earn his trust —
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