The birthday came around again, a further step to
an eternity that they would spend apart.
The past had sent cards, flowers, words.
This year was thoughts, alone
Amended 16 November 2020
There were no marks to distinguish the package. At least, nothing out of the ordinary. THat was always key to a successful delivery. He wasn’t there to see the results, but imagined it being opened, an unexpected prize to his achievement. Once again.
he stepped back into childhood like a warm bath. back to
the house and garden, the inside no longer brimming
with things that could or should be changed. a backdrop, then
to the memories which this time played outside,
stood by the in the garden, looking up, around, window to
window and across the old bricks.
the great voyeur
action watching actions
with eyes that
of the others
a removed yet
by the wait
for this and any other
Amended 2 June 2014
Not this post. Thats just
an expression of the
before it goes to the pub
that anyone is there
a test of belief
and in reflection