Last night at the end of dinner
we went out with Kavery she and Peter’d worked together
30 years ago maybe 35 on a movie called Gilda Live
both beginning they both make movies now
last night we all went to an African restaurant
Korean rooftop bar talked for hours: women’s march
art couple who got a divorce then the usual movie conversation
what we are watching last night right before we walked
our different ways Kavery her parents from Calcutta
grew up in New Jersey she said to me Where Were You Born
I always wish I had a better answer, say Vilna
or Johannesburg. Small Connecticut factory town is what I said.
Ansonia. I’ve been there said Kavery.
One of my best friends was Michael Darby we went to college
together he played an instrument. And then she told me all about
Michael Darby and I told Kavery how he’d come over
with my brother and Michael Darby’s mother would sit on the long green couch
and she’d talk to mine my mother would serve butter cookies with nuts
on green and white dishes
and I sit with them and listen at first Kavery couldn’t believe
I once knew Michael Darby one of those maybe life
can be a circle moments my brother and Michael Darby
and his mother and mine and Kavery all right there.