“He hangs around Maes luncheonette. Grease grey, and kind of coiled, he plays pinball”
“Smokes those thin cigars”
It seems as if he misses playing basketball and doesn’t like working a job. So in his spare time at work he dribbles tire tubes to have a little fun and a little flashback to the good ole days.
This image portrays that flick is grease grey, from working with cars all day, and is taking a break and playing pinball at a restaurant.
Since he is grease grey, it gives off the image that he is starting to become not so important and is beginning to just fit in with the rest of society, he smokes the cigars on break because he realizes that he isn’t as special as he used to be, the grey color shows that as he is bland. The poem ends here because the grey shows the importance going away and there is now nothing left to show of him