Unbelievable

New members introduced to the team. 
One young, loud and rather obnoxious. 
Not someone I wanted to get to know. 
Just someone I’d have to work with. 

Early starts to the day often shared 
we engaged in conversation. 
We shared a sense of humour
and I admired their independence.

Suddenly the conversations ceased. 
An apology offered in case I had offended. 
Requests to discuss were dismissed,
and anger directed towards me.

Never any indication of what had happened. 
No explanation ever provided. 
I have no idea what I may have done,
but my assistance was still requested. 

I’m distressed at the thought of having offended,
or something I had said or done misconstrued.
Perhaps my initial impressions were correct, 
just someone I should never have met.

LeafyField
2008