Dreams II - Seventeen

Walnuts and hollyhocks, such beautiful dreams. 

I have a childhood friend, but that would not be quite true. 

Across the ages, every decade or so, she, sends me a short note in a gentle tone.  We spent a year studying together, a lifetime ago.  Walking in each others footsteps, exploring , surfing, running, driving fast cars. 

In drama she played Caliban and persuaded me to Prospero.  But we have not met since graduation.  She tells me she is married and has children and has grown old and lives in a dusty hot small town far to the north.  

But I know that she has not, because I can see her sitting next to me, laughing and smiling, and still seventeen.

[prequel DragonsEye II]


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