Two Guys Walked Into a Bar

—for R and A

two guys 
walked into a bar

no, this is not a joke, but fun nevertheless

and sat together over beers as if not a single month
or year had intervened but picked up 
where it left off as friendship does,
as if their last conversation and proximity
had been interrupted by no more than a 
sideward glance or blink and geography 
had not set an ocean between them

no joke, just two friends in a bar with beers, 
a rich history and the fun of resumption

Jim Culleny