She met me at Sven’s Coffee House
to share our view on life and things
I got their early, she on time
we sipped our java’s like fine wine
and told each other of the years
since last we rested eye to eye.
Four decades passed between full moons
so many songs, so many tunes
but still the magic in her smile;
it lingered on her face awhile
and I wondered of her dreams
then further thought on her it seems.
I knew my hardships took their toll,
that she had hers, on life’s long scroll
we talked of children; when they came
we even talked the wedding game
’twas one for her and three for me
an out of wedlock child; a son
adopted daughter; I had one.
We topped our coffees then breathed deep
as time ticked quickly by
and I was rushed by my constraints
to smiling soft with one long sigh
to make my leave for further plans
that filled my calendar
and as we stood in old Bay View
I kissed her for the girl I knew.
From fourth grade on she moved my soul
and one sweet kiss, I guess my goal
as we looked deep into that room
that echoes of “I’ll see you soon”
we parted ways that Saturday
but it was hard to steal away,
yes, difficult, I’d have to say.