Tea for two

I was aged maybe thirteen

on the beach costa brava

a newly married couple

staying in the same hotel

cuddling together away from the rest

she caught my eye as I walked by

gave me brightest say hi look

patted the sand to say sit

& asked all about me

& after a minute, maybe two

her groom began singing

‘tea for two & two for tea’

as she grew uncomfortable

wriggling in the sand

his eyes staring at me

I got up ran to the sea

as she gently chided him

when I came back they were gone

they were there at dinner time

late for breakfast of course

& she would smile at me

while he would growl

sing tea for two at me

which then I didn’t get

& now

I understand

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