Bubble tea in Princeton
on the verge of tears between telling me about biology and eating vegetarian patties
Science and research,
where are your glasses?
You look different with glasses
you love your tiny dog
spinnakopita and a walk
saw you 7 months later
wearing glasses and maybe with your tiny dog at a small town coffee shop from afar.
Indian food because you were craving it
in a mini mall you didn’t love
you said you were too loud for this place
and that you’d only had it once
and didn’t know what to order
was in Scranton for 5 years
and couldn’t tell me the name of a single bar or what you did for fun
took 2 phone calls from your mom
and didn’t try to leave
fell asleep in my car driving back from also bubble tea
I said goodbye with a backwards hug
because it felt appropriate
Mini golf got rained out
so I took you to my favorite restaurant a few towns away
got pulled over because I didn’t know how to properly install a single license plate.
did a scavenger hunt from the car
my creativity was on point then.
you were as kind as you could be.
The first second and third restaurant were closed for lunch
We found Thai downtown
the waiter wanted us to share a straw
the first time I had bubble tea.
We did not
went to some stacks in a park after a walk
took pictures of you on your camera
an awkward goodbye in the car
awkward two months later when you said you’d go out again.