E (lizabeth)

I called her E

she wore white

at our first meeting

it set off her eyes perfectly

I thought at the time

combined with her white hair

that she was very calming

I canceled my flight to the big island

and we had the Thanksgiving

with friends

that had been canceled 5 years ago

when I came down with flu

and we failed to meet in person

for Christmas we went up to Magnolia Road

and cut our little tree

for her little apartment

we ate dinner in Nederland

and I gave her a ring

made of turquoise stone

and we were very happy

Christmas Eve we went to church

and I sang hymns with the others

we strolled thru the lights

holding hands like lovers will

E from 2019

She was my last

Author: RJMS

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