reunion: nice to see you

It’s Harry! Harry Melrose! Is it you?
I can’t believe it’s you: you look so old!
Last time I saw you, you were only twenty
How long’s it been since you were last parolled?

I don’t suppose you knew we lost our daughter
An accident, at least that’s what they said:
And Myrtle has the cancer, more’s the pity
— My second wife; I married her instead

of doing housework after Ruthie died
Of course you knew we had to sell the business
After the fire it wasn’t quite the same
I see it’s raining; we should go inside
This weather’s playing hell with my arthritis
Thanks, Har: next year let’s do it all again!

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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