I entertained today
For the first time since
Our isolation started
A couple came for lunch, old friends
We circled gingerly
Keeping our distance
No hugs, no kisses. We sat
Outdoors with a breeze sweeping our breath away
Watching boats on the lake
Birds swooped past, gulls and eagles and more
I ate scallops and tabouli and gazpacho
Until my belly sprung.
We talked of our adventures in solitude
Trips to the market, to the doctor
Looked at photos of grandchildren and birds
Roseate spoonbills they saw in Texas
Back in January
A picture of a wood stork
I took last year.
Discussed the state of the world
Poetry woodworking flowers.
Then they left
And I don’t have to eat dinner tonight
Or say another word.
I am full up.