It doesn't seem so long ago|
that I was riding a three-speed bicycle
from Furth to Nurnberg
on that road that is riddled with slippery trolley tracks
when it began to rain.
I was wearing a wool suit_____
that my grandmother had bought me at Peck and Peck in Boston.
_____It was the only appropriate thing
that I could think of to wear to a job interview
although at the time when I tried it on
(while my grandmother waited outside the dressing booth
_____ exuding French perfume),
I had no intention of ever wearing it.