Old azure cap

I am wearing a faded azure baseball style cap, yet not exactly so with its short broad bill and shallow bowl nestled about my skull. My long hair tied in a ponytail streams out of it. I bought it at the Wal*Mart in Kauai during a week that began with high expectations and ended in bitter disappointment.

I recall those mornings in Kauai when I woke long before her. I sat out on the balcony and watched the Morning Star fade into the dawn over the ocean. Then I wrote poetry in a notebook and drank coffee until she woke. We walked down to the ocean and went snorkeling for a spell. When we got back, we ate breakfast, then jumped in the car and drove into the day’s adventure. Some weeks of our lives sear our memories until we die.

People might say it is an ugly cap made even uglier by me wearing it. Yet I feel different in my ugliness when I wear this cap–a survivor maybe. The one thing about being old is that everyone looks prettier including myself.

Life goes on. Things tend to even out for me and this cap.

Published in: on July 17, 2008 at 12:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

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