We Kept Missing Each Other                               

            We kept missing each other,
            Not by design,
            It just seemed to turn out that way
            Even though we both lived close to the park,
            On the border of the park
            With its pond, where all paths converge

            What a shock to see you at the funeral –
            I felt sorry for us
            Having to endure the tears and exaggerations,
            The cut flowers

            As we kept missing each other
            So efficiently one would think
            It was by design


            Emanuel E. García, Sojourns2014