The morning along Lark St. is busy
with people I know talking
women in sports bras, sweat pants
walking dogs, both sleepy
still half in yesterday
women dressed like men in skirts
unlock the day’s door
open for business soon
when the sky clouds up
the conversations are about retiring
the basement tenants waking
to talk of Social Security
then, before the bus comes, Ted says
“One Catherine Deneuve movie a month
is enough,” and I agree
even at my younger age.