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  • A long weekend is a short visit.
    But we lingered over dinner,
    Finishing the wine,
    Let the conversation slow down, the frogs joined in.
    Time expanded and we found a larger space to share.

    Last summer too this happened,
    On the other coast,
    After dinner we sat around the fire in the backyard,
    Staring at a possum who thought it
    Was the Cheshire cat.
    We found an infinite night that is still with me.
    It is an ever-expanding ripple, never to reach a shore.

    Friendship and family continues and withstands time and absence.

    When I return,
    21 Tea Bags from now,
    You will be gone again.
    But in the eternal summer I salute you.
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