There were days when he muttered to himself
words I barely understood.
Shifting his weight from left to right as he muttered a few lines more.
I called out to him with an impish smile
as he jumped from his skin to face me!
“Why oh why, must you do that”, he would shout, though quiet be,
But I would laugh until I could not see and he laughed along with me.
We were lovers and friends and sometimes enemies when
we both sat to have some tea,
cause one was sweet and the other bland
as we tried to convince the each other that ours were the best to have…