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Before he lost his license,

we traveled.

In Mexico, he braved insane traffic,

maneuvered a Ford Fiesta

through bullying buses.

Before he lost his profession,

he saw clients,

put out brochures

in three counties.

Before he lost his skill,

he could fix anything

with a motor.

Before he lost his agility,

he was a fourth-degree black belt.

Before he lost his past,

he sent out dozens

of holiday cards.

Before he lost his bearings,

he led the way.

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