A gathering of Importance, remembering the dark sides of history.
After yesterday’s relaxing talk
To Ina –
A date from a ‘friendseek’-page-
Over coffee and cake
The Poet had a good night’s rest
Even some angered talk by his
Spouse could not hurt him
Exchanges of life’s experiences
Are part of the re-entry shield
Into the endless stratosphere
Of a marriage long in the teeth.
This morning all’s cool and calm
On the poet’s side
Who is learning words and their
Meanings at a free site.
His spouse is trigger-happy with
A barrage of word-explosions.
The poet keeps cool.
He agrees with his spouse
To stay overnight at his friend’s
Place in town
When he returns from the
Gathering of honoring the victims
Of the Nazi-pogrom day –
Aka ‘Kristallnacht’ –
There he assisted his aged friend