We met again at Kati’s on a gray October day,
trusting that the new vaccines keep COVID at the bay.
We’d read a book, so shared a bit
‘bout what we thought about it.
Enjoyed the conversation.
There’s just no doubt about it.
Goblins, ghouls and spooky ghosts
surrounded as we ate,
and friendly pumpkin faces
watched us clean each pretty plate.
Our Carol wasn’t with us.
By a pre-planned circumstance,
she and husband, Jon, were both off
traveling in France.
We had a moment’s quiet thought
for those whom we remember,
and took assignments cheerfully
to read before December.