Ariel Borensztein

Mr. Rae

Mr. Rae is a man of friendship,
visiting me at the farm stand, with a friendly “hello,”
buying two red apples, each and every time.

Mr. Rae is a man of very few words,
aged, but strong,
quiet, but well spoken.

Mr. Rae is a man of pride,
plagued by unsteady hands, yet in control,
aided by a cane, yet ever balanced.

Mr. Rae is a man of honesty,
“I’ll see you tomorrow,” he always says,
and there he is, the very next day,
with his gracious “hello,” and two red apples,
true to his word, through and through.



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