My breakfast mate has no need to heed
the sun which begins to strike our eyes
as bacon and eggs are set before us.
I, on the other hand, am deeply moved
by the solar intervention into our meal.
He ignores the earth’s awakening
seen through windows that begin to suggest
that the night is gone —
that another day has arrived.
I cannot resist, but must mention
that another miracle is shining into our eyes.
Two men so different in so many ways
yet drawn by fate to share old age
in a place their children thought was right for them.
This accidental rendezvous occurred some time ago
and has grown into a morning habit
that is remarkably sustained.
Though they often wonder why.