When You Said Hi
Yesterday when you told me hi
and flashed at me
that hundred watt smile
it did catch me by surprise.
Into momentary disequilibrium
I was suddenly thrown
because for reason unknown
you were speaking to me!
I thought, “Could this be? ”
After months of passing me by
perhaps you finally think
I’m worth your time.
As I recovered from my shock attack
and said to you hi back
my subconscious said “Yes! ”
You would make a fine new friend.
But it all made sense when you spoke again;
all you wanted was to borrow my pen.
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