I spent much of the afternoon trying
to imagine you, spending a small part
of an afternoon reading this poem.
I have no clear picture of where you are,
but the chair is well cushioned, and
you sit deeply in it, a glass of some
amber liquid on the glass and metal
end table, just within arm’s reach.
I suppose, since it is early afternoon,
it is iced tea, bit I wish it were a fine
IPA or better still a fine single malt,
though that much would give my poem
a meaning I never imagined, but
that might be an improvement, and
I think I’ll stop here and join you.