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Finally

Whenever we remember 
to tell the story now
potentially to our child

besides the impromptu
visits to Panera for
lukewarm half decaf coffee

and a walk to Chipotle
for more conversation
and salty chips

we can recollect
on our first date
the first words we exchanged

were: finally—as in
at last through whatever
prevented our meeting

happening until this moment
was out of the way
and all that was left

was all that we left
to wit: witness
how most of the day

just before another
anniversary we will spend
contemplating water

consisted of uninhibited
endless laughter
such that it made us

even in adjoining rooms
feel winded sighing
imagine this space

without this impossible
togetherness finding
itself at last finally

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher