February 24, 2014


After a long journey
our guests have arrived
at last, sometime late 
this afternoon.

We are, of course, 
delighted to see them,
though can't quite
place who they are,
why they decided
to come this far.

They have no luggage,
no need to freshen up,
and no one knows
where they're from.
After declining
food and drink,
they just sit waiting
in their room.

They've made themselves 
completely at home,
reminding us both
again and again,
how we'll have to be 
leaving soon.