Ivan shared a poem with Claudia as they ate lunch.
â€œThe poem is by Rumi,â€ said Ivan. He read on.
“What I tell about â€˜meâ€™ I tell about you
The walls between us long ago burned down
This voice seizing me is your voice
Burning to speak to us of us”
After lunch Claudia took Ivan for a run.
The grasses swayed back and forth.
The trees smelled sweet in the sun
–and no thing was between them.
Ivan’s scarf danced about
as Claudia’s tail balanced each stride.