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Stop. Go.



I’m sitting on the front porch.

If you walk by and say hi, I’ll say hi.

If you stop your walk to talk, we’ll talk.

If you pass without looking, lost in thought, I’ll let you go. I won’t chase to say hey! C’mon back!

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e_d_young
Jan. 25th, 2017 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hi. Hope you're okay. I feel like some hurt or disappointment motivated this post. Maybe I'm wrong, and all is well.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 25th, 2017 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. You're right: There's some hurt and disappointment there, but I wrote it as a moment of assertion.
anita_margarita
Jan. 26th, 2017 12:09 am (UTC)
I was afraid this was going to be a John Prine song.

patrick_vecchio
Jan. 26th, 2017 05:46 am (UTC)
You made me chuckle. Thank you!
anita_margarita
Jan. 26th, 2017 05:50 am (UTC)
If you start singing, "I am an old woman..." I'm sending the Adult Protective Services.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 26th, 2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
An old woman? No. Virgil Cain is my name, and I worked on the Danville train.
song_of_copper
Feb. 14th, 2017 03:39 pm (UTC)
I want to thank you for stopping by my porch! :-)
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