MUTUAL INTERDIGITATION – R. Gerry Fabian

We were linked long before we met.

We have been down the same wrong path

at different times with the same rancid rogues.

When we met, I was coming out the wrong side;

you were still there floundering hopelessly.

At first, I didn’t pay you much notice at all.

The death of a dear mutual friend

brought us together at the freshly dug gravesite.

We are good, now, together, walking that tightrope

of ‘fall off the wagon at any time’ good

that depends so much on breathing love’s balance.