Becoming Forever

I remember you
waiting for me

by Waterloo
Bridge

all golden hair
all green silk blouse

resplendent
in a setting sun

a thing of
Beauty

the setting and you
absolutely stunning.

The nervous anticipation
of your waiting

like a little fish
swimming back & forth

in a bowl
too small for it

eager to catch first
sight of me

& how your face
lights up

when it discovers
me

such love
shining out of your face

blinds me
as I look into the sun

raise my hand
to wave

and now even all
these years later

I still meet you
here

in the setting sun
of memory

that one moment

becoming forever.

by Dónall Dempsey

Comments (1)

Amazed. Vivid imagery, the pauses, the listening eye heard it too :) Lovely and touching poem!