You and I had so much in common. We
Shared a love of poetry and painting
And pianos and you told me something
Of Pulitzer and Auden; quoted me
Coleridge — there was that line he
Wrote and you asked me to guess whose writing
It was and somehow I just knew — waiting
In me the Abyssinian maid — she
Whose song meant so much to him... And you
And I shared a dentist. I saw him today.
He didn’t know about you — I told him.
He said he knew you well. But I really knew
You better. I remember! Your words stay
In Here and I swear I’ll not forget them.