i was talking to him about 'the old days'
and how scary some stuff had to be for
men too, he said.
nahhh i said. not like with women.
oh yeah, he said.
then we good naturedly argued the point.
he ended his argument with 'how would you
know? you've only been a woman and a tree.
you don't know about being a man.'
this is the guy who never even talked
about reincarnation before i met him.
this is the guy who almost choked on his
popcorn the first time i told him i was a
tree in my past life.
what kind? he asked.
a weeping willow i replied without missing
now he tosses it out freely and easily.
neither one of us believe it.
but we both talk like we do.
and i smile at how far we've come together....