Afternoon slice on a Pavlova Plate

English
Tall
Bearded

His greeting smile to a stranger

Like drawing the curtains
Full flood of morning light
He seemed genuinely pleased
to see me

we talked of music
danced
and laughed for a slice of afternoon
and
he left me with
his generosity of spirit
a simple knowing of him

He took a pavlova plate
Which
He may
Or may not use

He was funny
And gay
And going to die
Of aids