FIRST PLACE rocking chair he holds her teacup still -willard SECOND PLACE giving sound to my shaky steps - old planks Yu Chang THIRD PLACE old woman smiling at the baby toothless grin Carolyne ancient juniper - exposed roots already the color of shale Hilary Tann BELOW THIRD PLACE grasping each pew- the aged priest moves to the altar Neca Stoller her shaking hands still sew on buttons perfectly Glen L. Keener clutching day lilies she calls every visitor a stranger jean king my birthday my son gives me a worn penny the same age I am Timothy Russell eyes alert grandfather's wheelchair passes the golf course Paul MacNeil father's hair - another blizzard not forecasted by the weatherman Jeanne Emrich auction house - one missing from grandpa's pewter soldiers Susan Stanford old man sighs tears trickle down by ones by twos Yuri feeding alley cats the old woman opens her last tuna can ken kuniyuki old deaf cat dreaming undisturbed who calls you now? Maleti (Mary Lee McClure) old folks home -- strains of a group singing "Goodnight, Irene" Charles Trumbull
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