Today I saw a friend at the other end of the hall

She was back lit so I couldn’t see her at all

All of a sudden she raised her arm in a great big wave

I returned the gesture hoping 

she would realize a visit would be better, 

but we must wait until later.

Was it the perfect wave?

      “Refined, yet friendly, with a bright, sincere smile”


Was it the parade wave?

       “Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, touch your pearls and blow a kiss”


Was is a royal wave?

       “Holding your hand up in the air as if opening a jam jar”


                 It was a great big hi, how are you?

                      Arms waving, smiles from ear to ear!

“When I Fly” 2013