At A&W

I stopped at A & W
all I wanted was three chicken strips
with barbecue sauce

but after asking if I wanted
to make it a combo
the man behind the counter
asked if I was a senior
I said no

he said because today seniors
get a free apple pie
I said no thanks

he said are you sure
a free apple pie
they’re fresh
I just made them this morning

instead of feeling old
I’m choosing to believe
that he just thought
I looked like I needed
an apple pie