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Tuesday’s Picture: Strange Neighbor

                                                                                                   My neighbor is strange, I must admit,

                                                                                                      he wears dark sunglasses and a rain jacket.

                                                                                                    He seldom says hello, and when he does

                                                                                                      he doesn’t open his mouth or smile,

img_2486just looks at you funny, sometimes even stares.

But I don’t say anything rude or unneighborly.

I give an obligatory wave, a nod of the head

and say

“I hope you have a good day,”

or “Looks like rain is coming our way.”

I figure it’s certainly his prerogative

to make small talk or greet me if he likes,

I’m not an obsessive follower of etiquette

or immune to bad manners myself.

 

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

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