When she arrived, she did not say 

too much about her journey 

or the mint tea she drank en route.

We did not lament the destruction

of earth or bring up the vegan position

on dandruff.

We watched an old movie 

with women in hats as big

as braising pans. 

and when we’d touched and told

enough, we cut each other’s hair

and burned each other’s baby pictures.