Once, West End 2009


You held my hand against a night sky
Guttering with streetlight and
Glittering with diamonds, filled with
People and parties; across the
Road and up the hill; all along that
Well-known and well-worn stretch
And if any watched they would
Make assumptions untrue

Not understand that once we had
Given into to the best and worst of us
Nearly toppled each other and each other’s;
A scorch to risk a scar across family and time
So now we are content to just meet up
And for those few hours
Be to each other which time and fortune
Took from us before we ever knew.

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About titflasher

Writer, blogger, animal activist, people activist, dream-catcher maker, mommy to 9 cats and a roving band of foxes ... Blog name comes from my father's suggestion for the title of my autobiography ... after my mother's and my awful habit of flashing whenever the security police took our photo in the dark old days of apartheid South Africa. I love nature, including creepy crawlies and people, find life fascinating and frustrating and have two terrible weaknesses - nictotine and animals in distress ... can't abide the latter situation and can't give up the former. I'm Pagan but not anti-Christian, funny but quite serious, light-hearted but can be annoying. I am warm-hearted until someone p*sses on me too much, then I get soggy and even. Feel free to link me but all the words on these pages is copyrighted, so copy it and take the credit and I will find you and slap you upside the head, hard. The blog is probably best read via category as there is loads on here already, and I just got started :-)
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4 Responses to Once, West End 2009

  1. Alison says:

    Love this.

  2. I mistyped this website and luckily I found it again. presently am at my university I added this to favorites so that I can re-read it later regards

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