I kind of remember writing this:
Never too old, he laughed, to learn to do
Those ordinary things that people ask of you.
He took the dollar from my hand, and I stepped back and down
He took the dollar from my hand
And I backed down the stoop, down from the man
Higher, older than I, though I was much more grown.
Higher, older than I
He hadn't learned how to get by.
He couldn't play to rules he never kept.
He couldn't play
But never backed away
As I backed down the aging steps.
Too old to die
Followed the steps below