9. Childhood Friends

Ken and Anthony were childhood friends. They went elementary and high school together. They went to in different states, and then they lost touch. was twenty years ago.

One morning Ken was the newspaper with his morning coffee. Inside he an announcement for a poetry reading at a bookstore. He was surprised to find that the poet was none other than his friend Anthony. decided to see what his old pal was to.

Ken sat in the last row of area set up inside the bookstore. When Anthony introduced and came up the podium, Ken hardly him. Anthony was almost completely bald and had little potbelly. When Anthony was in high school, was very handsome. What Anthony had lost in was made up for in talent. Anthony's poetry quite good.

Anthony recognized Ken sitting in the row. When the reading was over, Ken stood line with the others waiting for Anthony to a copy of his book. When it was 's turn, Anthony stood up and hugged his long friend. Anthony invited Ken to stay until he finished signing books. Ken did, and the two grabbed a cup of coffee at a nearby .

Even though so many years had passed since two had seen each other, both men had lot in common. Both graduated from college with in comparative literature. Both went to graduate school. got his Master's of Fine Art in writing. went to law school. Both men married Mexican . Both men divorced. Both men also had sons were only a year apart. Ken and Anthony not to lose touch again. They planned to once a month for breakfast on Saturdays.