Red Light

A guy
wearing a beanie and
a sign.

In printed letters,
something about being a
single father,

and needing money for diapers.

The light turned green.
Scrambled for my wallet,
dug out a bill, hoped it
was George Washington.

Thrust it to him, accelerating.
He smiled, said

Thank you.
God bless you.

You too
 I said.

And thought thank you for
saying 'thank you,' and for smiling.
He is a good dad, at
185th onramp in Aloha, Oregon.

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