My Friend

Jim asked me if I am crazy
when he saw me in the park
watching a furry black caterpillar
crawling up the trunk of a tree.
What the hell are you doing? he asked.
Im watching the future, I replied.
He said he did not understand me,
walked away,
and said hed never ask me again.

Mel Goldberg

Mel and his friend Beverly traveled for seven years in a small motor home throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico before they moved to the village of Ajijic, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. His writing email is goldmiel@gmail.com and his website is www.goldmiel.wix.com/authormel.