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Newspaper tucked
under his arm
Mr Roberts bopping
down the sidewalk
whistling a tune from
the 1950s
sporting a bow tie
that he wears at
the local fast food
joint flipping
burgers and scooping
fries to one and all

Everyone is happy
when they see their
favorite burger man
doing his job
without a bad thing
to say about anything
or anybody

Mr Roberts is the man

50

The elderly lady

sitting on the stoop

laughing at

anything that

comes to mind

Almost everyday

at five in the

afternoon

she fires up

a joint and

it makes her

feel jubilant