She was excited to have three separate appointments in one day. The first, to get her eyes checked following cataract surgery, then on to her regular physician who was going to read the tea leaves of her MRI, and a podiatrist who was going to examine the intruding bunion on her right foot to ascertain if surgery was necessary; she had no other plans, save for feeding her cat, Knickers, named by a roommate from Great Britain whose feet were half brown, half white (the cat’s). She required a flu shot from the local CVS. Needed to use a coupon before it expired. Heard children hanging on to the last stretch of summer where trees crumpled along the street for lack of rain, one girl’s voice followed by a boy’s voice, broadcasting pre-pubescent flirts, while Mrs. Hercules’ dog, Potsie, answered another dog who did not wish to be rescued, only did its business on a nearby hydrant.
- Review of my poetry collection “Two Places” by Nina Serrano of Estuary Press.