“On Visiting My Dear Friend” by Martina Reisz Newberry

You and I will read our ways 
into the eternal whatever—
questioning, wondering, 

wandering under skies grown gray 
with concern or maybe apathy. 
We’ll play outside 

until the streetlights come on 
like small meteors in their glass houses. 
We’ll ride sweet motorbikes 

of conversation home 
where wine waits for us 
in those ceramic cups you love. 

The apparitions of our lost 
and illegible loves will float 
across your kind kitchen table 

then disappear into the pillows 
where we lay our heads and sleep.

Martina Reisz Newberry has been writing for 60 years. A passionate lover of Los Angeles, it is frequently a “player” in her poems; she currently lives and writes there with her husband, Brian Newberry, a Media Creative.

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