14 year old with two friends on bikes outside the Wawa on Germantown Ave
by Mark Danowsky

"I'm nonplussed", he says
and I turn my head
stopped at the light
on my way to Brewer's Outlet

The light turns
and so I only catch
their faces, not laughs
that must have followed

It still happens
once in a while
you pick up a word
and wield it triumphantly

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