a chance happenstance
meeting under conditions not named
or felt, made apparent
with aches withheld from another
less complicated smalltown acquainted lover.
resiliency in accepting,
beckoning newness in its wake—
but what other time for resiliency
if not through adversity?
a not-so stranger naming faults
i do not offer willingly.
the drive home,
my road-sight vision blurred
with an aesthetic created by 2 am
and fog enshrouding the way—
patience fulfilled for now