can’t teach an old dog new tricks
He said, “I’m afraid I’ll die before I break loose.”
He continued, “I ain’t afraid of dying, in fact I welcome it.”
“I’m getting old, but not old enough. Thank god for cheap food. The French fries and breakfast sandwiches. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t eat at all. I don’t sleep at night, but who does. Honest. My protein is cheap, I have even been sizing up the bugs.”
“The days are hot now but they will be cold before I know it. And then what?”
“A horse and carriage went over the bank. We thought about that a lot. Now they dive off the cliffs. I want to say, ‘while down there did you see a couple of horses treading water, keeping the wagon up?’”
Actually, I don’t say nothing.
And I’m too old to jump.