Wray was walking sorta.
At least he was putting one foot in front of the other.
His dog was barking.
And his dog had woken me up.
And his dog was pulling Wray along
On the sidewalk
They were all alone.
And it was very dark.
I take one heirloom tomato.
I put the tomato on a cutting board.
I core out the top.
I slice the tomato on the cutting board.
The tomato rocks into two pieces and
Tomato juice covers the board.
I quickly slice the tomato halves into pieces.
This is the best part now.
I put salt on the cutting board.
Then rub the tomato on the salt.
Eating the tomato and rinsing the board
Means the whole thing is over with.
I found Wray Joogles wandering around my neighborhood,
Holding a leash to a black lab.
I had to wonder, since it was after midnight.
He was not walking normally, but he was also not walking in a drunken fashion.
I find myself thinking about this incident often.
His silhouette in front of the street light.
I hope I don’t lose sleep over it.