Mutual Friends

Sarah and Sadie were old friends
usually together when in public.
One day I was with my sister Jan
who had lived here for years,
many more than I had.
We were at an outdoor market
and the turned a corner
to almost collide with Sarah and Sadie.
We laughed and I introduced Jan to them,
and she was surprised I knew them and she didn’t.
She asked how we had met,
and while I sought a good answer
Linda walked up and knew everyone
except Jan. That was too much,
and Jan pressed for an answer.
She knew of course I was in O.A.
but it would be wrong to say they all were.
I finally dodged the issue and truthfully said,
“We all have mutual friends!”

Copyright : Kirsty Pargeter