too old for this, loneliness
I'd like to be
the nice guy.
But I'm just
the old man
that everyone is
weary of.
They frown at
my kind gestures,
they see some
hidden motive,
they sneer and say,
"Old pervert,
keep those
god-damned hands
away from me."
It's true;
I'm lonely.
But I'm just
looking for a friend
that isn't dead.

TMK 9/8/04