What can YOU say in six sentences?
Let's say for a moment that we met on a train crossing Saskatchewan and you brushed past me in one of those narrow passageways with windows that looked out on rushing wheat.
And let's say that you wore a soft grey fedora and I a light blue dress and you said "Pardon me," in a western drawl at the moment the train entered a tunnel.
And then, what if I lost my bearings in the dark and you steadied me and we laughed, and when the train broke free into the light you saw my smile and asked me if I would join you in the club car?
What if that was how it started, both of us in forward motion, glancing at the sunlit grain and cattle, holding onto square highball glasses, rocking gently on the rails?
Would you have turned out to be a poet or a handler of horses?
Would we have ended up together in a tall, white house west of the Rockies instead of marrying two other people who keep us strangers?