I must have said something delightful
Something that caused you
to pick me up and twirl me around
that day in the middle of the busy street

A gesture that took me by surprise
not having seen or touched you
for almost a year

It pleased me
that I could still do that for you
Still there,
the spontaneous joy that
we seemed to trigger
for each other

Yesterday, in the *jardin*
I watched a man perform
the exact twirl for the woman he was with

Without the slightest pang or longing
I smiled for the moment of joy I witnessed –our connected moment
The one they received
and the one I remembered.


San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico