Lined up at Fenway Theater
to see "Catch Me If You Can,"
when I stumbled to the
very edge of my grave,
as I asked for my first  
senior citizen discount

The apple tasted so sweet,
but was it worth the $2
savings I wondered while
dragging my aging self
home, caught at last.

February 2, 2003

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