after he took off his tux
after he accepted yet another award,
he put on his jeans and old sweatshirt and
we had dinner, the three of us.
he has three pairs of glasses now,
one to examine small features in his laboratory,
one for the computer
and one for looking at faces and road signs.
he likes freckles, I know this about him.
we met on a windy beach 40 years ago
and then we found each other again
like shells on a beach that you pick up
and realize how beautiful they are.