in our twenties,
an electrical engineering firm.
We were so very different-
you, clean cut, music: John Denver,
me, already divorced, hooked on Janis Joplin.
Two Brooklyn girls, staying put, uncomfortable with change.
Each mistakenly thought the other had confidence in herself.
Over lunches we discovered certain sarcasm in speech and humor.
We loved movies–different ones–books–different genres, crosswords, and Scrabble.
In the course of living our different lives, forty years of friendship
has endured, widened, made each of us more flexible, moving toward our middle.
Written for: http://poetryblog.blogspot.com/first verse/poets united
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