Monday, August 24, 2009

anecdote #42 - (1.5 length) clerk on Queen St

asking where I could find a pay phone
his eye contact re-grounded me

he offered his cell

afterwards asked why I was in the area
I said a poetry conference.

he said he greatly respects poetry
reads some every day.

I gave him a booklet of poems.
he replied with a handshake, god bless you.

he gave me serenity, re-centering.


Lodo Grdzak said...

Nice gift. cheap too!

Jon said...

like those random encounters on the street... always raises the hope factor for me