Letters and Pixels #4

"Hey Mister," a kid called out

"I got a job for you"

I shook my head and kept walking

There're plenty of jobs

but I got the one I want

When I sank into my patchwork chair

the bell above the door chimed

"Didn't you hear me Mister?"

I said I had

and gestured with old hands behind me

at the stories collected over the years

Even a few just yesterday

"I mean a real job"

I shrugged and asked the kid

what she meant

She stared dumbfounded at me

muttering something about an office

and security

The kid didn't understand

Not many do

Letters by PS Gear and Pixels by Jon Wilkening