Winter 2013.

The man at the corner store seems tired.
All the people running corner stores seem tired.

Even Vermont winters become stale.

Poor souls, the cold draft from everyone,
— in and out — for months,
barely paying for the heat loss.

Yeah, he’s tired. They’re all tired.

Even the customers are tired.
It’s just tiring sometimes.

It’s March in Vermont.
And I’m tired too.

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