Mr.Hensley's neighbor didn't visit him much
but tried to remember to drop in
once in while

Late on Wednesday he knocked on the door
but no one answered, so
Not wanting to pry
he went back home

He returned three days later
walking to the back door which was

He followed a trail of groceries into the kitchen

a loaf of bread
thawed bag of frozen waffles
a few apples and

upside down
a box of eggs, some left in the carton, others
scattered across the kitchen floor

a single one resting next to the legs of
the man who was
no longer his neighbor