cigarettes outside a funeral home…

why’dya come…

felt I had to…

barely knew the guy…

well enough…

been years since I’ve seen you…you haven’t changed…no gray hair…no lines…haven’t aged at all…

oh…my body’s pretty beat up…tired alot…age shows in different ways…

where you been…

all over…was out East for awhile…New York…Philadelphia…Baltimore…traveling ’round…workin’ here and there…makin’ ends meet…

hear ya…

you…

stayed here…made this my home…this place…gotta job at the GM plant…screwin’ bolts…just screwin’ bolts…

married I see…

this…never took it off…she left me years ago…never jumped back in the pond…maybe I keep thinkin’ she’ll come back…don’t know…took off with some lawyer…practices environmental law for some big corporation…makes money…that’s what she wanted…

I see…

shame what happened to him…

yeah…died of cancer…

had a good spell to say goodbye to everybody…friends…relatives…

I didn’t get a chance…

to say goodbye…

right…

did you want to…

part of me did…we had a thing a long time ago…never fell in love or anything…I guess just a fling…

oh yeah…

‘fore he met his wife…

I see…

just wanted to pay my respects for some reason…don’t know why…saw the obituary and said…I know him…knew him…felt sad for some reason…like an old friend had died…don’t know why…don’t know why…funny ain’t it…people pass in and out of our lives…years go by…we do this…we do that…and one day it ends…there’s no more…just gone…

yep…that’s true…

well…nice seeing you…we should get a beer sometime…

you gonna stay for awhile…

I don’t know…never know…just take off in an instant…whenever it strikes…

I see…

take care…

yeah…you too…

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