Hello, Old Friend
(Seen new, so distinct),
A true depiction of you
May be hard to complete
In flesh
Unrequited in anything remembered
That is, after all,
A rather startling endeavor.

Resistance to cue the acquaintance as fact
Partnered souls, not withstanding.
(That I cannot retract.)
Connected, or bonded,
A rare start indeed.
To build something on honor
Of the ghost of the dream.

March 5, 1995