We met in Old Saybrook a year ago
in a warm pool in a spa hotel right on the water.
You said you were the daughter of a famous
artist I don’t remember who you told us
a story of How You Met Your Husband.
handsome Italian who said very little.
he swam beside you in that pool.
You met him and said Yes. That’s what you
told us. And then you described about your Famous Father
and the barn where he painted and how who he was
made you want to lead a different kind of life
but you weren’t sure how so you married the handsome
Italian. Dear Magdalena. I don’t remember your name.
Or your famous father’s name either. But I remember
our swimming in that warm October pool and thinking:
will I remember this?