Updated: Jul 13, 2020
She asked me how and why did it happen.
I told her: “I was much older back then
And now older I am so much younger.”
She looked at me wryly, a little bit
Slyly, with laughing eyes said: “I doubt that.”
I took her to mean my being mean.
But upon reflection I think she meant
My physical, not immaterial
Body, since all material matters
Mattered very much to her at the time.
Years passed and I saw her again
Walking by on the street, too shy to greet,
Too proud to be to one another kind.
I continued pushing on with my walker
As I saw her, oxygen tank trailing behind.