I met her again yesterday, this person
We probably think of each other as friends
But we just used to work together

Once when her house was destroyed by a flood
I gave her 40 bucks and felt cheap 
For saving back a 20

I didn’t need paint but I walked through anyway
wanting to feel recognized 
and appreciated

I said “hey, beautiful” 
She gave me a hug
“You must be left-handed”

I said and she looked at me strangely
but this wasn’t prophetic
Just weird

How unbalanced and awkward
It felt to accept and return
A left-handed hug