An Auspicious Meeting

Walking down the sidewalk
The warm rays of light
reached through the space between buildings
Dancing on my face and hair.

Enjoying the leisure
Of the morning
I skipped up the spiral flights of stairs
Almost to the top a pigeon
Beckoned me for a tete-a-tete–
An auspicious meeting

Perched on the railing across the way
Calmly returning my gaze
“Tra-la-la” she trilled
Nodding her head
An encouraging omen