Offers me a road soda hopping down to Friday.
"There's rum already in it."
Decline and shake his hand.
Yard sale guitar on the porch needs tuning.
Strum a G Major until it sounds right.
"Have any gum?" his eldest kid asks.
He knows the answer coming from a rusty cowboy.
"Stay for Chinese," declining again.
"Good luck on your date," the chewing boy says.
"Learn to play that and you won't need it."
Headlights scan the highway.
"Book of Sketches" by Jack Kerouac.