an old man wearing
a cotton-padded coat
rubber boots
just stopped before me and said he sees my opening
I was upset
doubtless means something disgusting old pervert
my expression made him rush to clarify
no young lady nothing suggestive
I just looked into your eyes and they tell me
you’re going to die before I do

I was upset all the same
well a long life to you then old man I snapped back
the geezer beamed
I suppose that’s what he’d been longing to hear