An older couple hand in hand
hunched under the weight of the years
with clothes whose stylish days had long been forgotten
slowly and patiently they made their way to do their shopping.
Her pocketbook was held together with duct tape
as he pulled an old two wheeled cart
bent and twisted after years of service
dancing to a tune that only it heard
on wheels whose alignment had long been forgotten.
The sight of the store put
a glimmer in his eye and a smile on his face
as he quickened his step preparing for his next challenge.
With twisted and speckled hands
he reached to open the door
for the woman who yet was his bride.