they order cocktails and a cheese plate,
adjusting their chairs to turn a bit towards
each other at a fancy bar while
looking out at the street scene
as the sun sets and the moon rises.
like grown-ups they have a civil
conversation about adult topics
like travel, politics and work,
relationships, family and personal goals.
we're adults now
her and me
she used to be a small baby in my arms
she's a grown-up.