hand warming, tea cup steaming,
when she sat down, tea cup in hand,
scent of jasmine filling our air, at my table.
I wondered but I did not ask, I was too amazed
that she was sitting at my table, well
the table I alone occupied, if Jasmine green was her favourite too,
and if it had always been,
or if she too had a brain injury, life changing, taste changing moment.
I did not ask, I sat filled with wonder at her prescence here with me,
as though she wanted to share, this quiet time, of tea drinking.
We sat, I sat with her present, there with me, drinking tea, listening to,
watching; eating, singing, flying bird friends.
We sat in silence for a very short, long time.
Then I said, "hi", she smiled back at me as I said,
"thanks for joining me."
"And even more," came her reply,
"thank you for noticing."
gkn may 2015