This past Saturday afternoon was nice. I decided to go for a walk – a short walk just up to the Walgreens on Madison Avenue in Covington, Kentucky. I went to the bus stop at the side of the store, not interested in taking a bus. I was more interested in just sitting on the bus bench to people watch.
I moved away from West 10th Street here in Covington at the end of January. Sitting there on that bus bench was like a homecoming back to that old address.
Cat Lady yelled out to me from across the street. She waved and I waved back. I felt lucky that she didn’t cross the street to talk to me.
A young kid who lives in my old building (Actually he’s not a kid at all. He’s 23 years old) walked by and we chatted for a little bit. He’s a skateboarder and pretty damn good at it. I asked him if he’s gotten his skateboard out of the closet so far this year. He said it was never in the closet. He skateboarded all during the winter months. I like that.
Shortly thereafter, another old neighbor walked by. His name is Tommy. He asked me if I had an extra cigarette. I said no, which was the truth. I left them back at my new apartment. That’s all Tommy wanted. He hasn’t changed a bit.
I was getting ready to leave when yet another old neighbor walked by. Barbara, that’s her name, told me that her daughter and her boyfriend have moved into my old place. She also told me that Hope, an idiot of a neighbor who lived on the third floor, now lives in jail. Something about drugs. West 10th Street is better off without her.
After Barbara said goodbye, I walked home, glad to be walking in the opoosite direction from my old address in Covington, Kentucky.
(Photo found on Google)