Because temperatures were in the single digits,
I threw on the old red barn coat
I used to wear for winter dog walks.
I saw you looking at the frayed cuffs,
the faded canvas,
the corduroy collar.
I've owned this coat longer than you've been alive.
What do you own now that will last that long?
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016
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