Prairie Home… – February 3

2.3

He comes onstage looking

a little more disheveled than

in years past, the gray more

pronounced, the easy glide

offstage seemingly more

about saving energy now.

 

as a fellow about to be

seventy-er I commiserate, it

is still the best little show in

Minnesota, and we all take a

few more easy steps nowadays,

our shoulders bowed.

 

gravity maybe has caught up

or just ennui. he told me that

he was not ready to retire, but

maybe he forgot to tell the rest

of him. I don’t complain. The

glide offstage seems easier to

me now too.

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