I met her at the staircase landing
To the first floor.
‘I follow you like a shadow
But my room is on the same floor’.
‘OK’. I said as I turned.
I had a good look at the woman’s
Eyes: They had lost their shine.
She talked about the state of her
As if time would run out for her
‘Macular degeneration’. She uttered.
‘But you know it’s amazing what
Ten percent capacity to see
Still can do for me’.
Here was a woman I’ve seen before
Checking out her figure
Looking at her back.
She must have felt it having
Developed a sensibility above the
Into our conversation – we continued
In easy chairs on floor one –
I received a phone call from my
Spouse. The woman left.
How could I catch up on such
Of an interesting life’ drama
Even if I’ll see her again?
I asked her later for company.
‘It’s Sunday and we could try
Café Central’. I said. ‘I’ll be a good
Guide and an avid listener’.
Perhaps. There’s potential.