Everyday People

Everyday People – David

I once worked in a kitchen shoppe
One of my regular customers was David
I remember him
Not because he would
Always buy just one item every visit:
One teaspoon, one jar opener, one spaghetti spoon, one red serrated mini knife, one cake knife, one salad fork
His name was David
I remember him
Not because he would wear:
A red Habs coat, a Canada hat and baggy grey pants
His name was David
I remember him
Not because he would always:
Pay in cash kept in a fuchsia change purse
The kind with a silver twist top
His name was David
I remember him
Not because he was:
An individual with an intellectual disability
But because:
He was kind and genuine, he would ask me how I was doing and
would always say before leaving
“You take care now Ann,
I will see you again sometime.” 
This was David
I remember him
Because
He was a breath of sunshine on a snowy, rainy or blue sky day.
Because
Time passed and
I never did see him again
Because
Locals told me he passed away on a cold February day
And it made me sad
But I will forever remember the shoppe door opening slowly
And David walking in with a smile that always brightened my day.
© aim 2021

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