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On a park bench                                                                                                                                                            Heavy jacket, scarf and comfortable shoes 

Mr.Henson sits

He comes to~
Watch others feed the birds? (He brings no food)
Read? (He has no book)
Visit with a friend? (He is unaccompanied)

Hours pass and he sits patiently
A breeze comes up
Swirling pages of newsprint
Discarded wax paper wrappers
A single red mitten jettisoned from a stroller

Across the sidewalk comes a little tornado
Half a dozen brown leaves
Spinning cyclone
Inches from the ground

Under the vacant park bench
They scatter
Freed from orbit                   

Dissipating

 

 

 

 

 

 

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