I met an interesting woman at Paris Review reading in June, and after some conversation we agreed to set up some reading-aloud lunchtime-sessions with her doing Edna St. Vincent Millay poems, while I do Dorothy Parker selections.
The First Edna and Dorothy Duet
was scheduled for 1PM today
Madison Square Park
As fate would have it
--we missed each other--
She was waiting at the North West entrance,
while I waited at the South West entrance
from 1PM-1:30, when I decided to circumnavigate
the park in an effort to find her, and she,
thinking I was not there, left the park,
and went back to work!
She had never given me her cell phone, and I have one I only activate when I need it, but when I got home there was a message on my land line.
We are both very disappointed,
but have agreed to meet up next week.