(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Star And Starfish(For Helen)

She climbs
a ladder in her sleep

as if she reached
the top of the night

clutching at a star

or see she swims
in an invisible sea

grasping at a starfish
I can not see.

I stroke her...touch her hair.
Her breath warms my hand

all my life
lies here.

Love smiles
asks me

'Why the tears? '

'This child...my child...'

She turns & smiles
still lost in dreams

star in one hand...starfish in the other.

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Comments (3)

Simple and touching...and touching in its simplicity. A great rewrite of SCARLET RIBBONS XXXX Gina
It's bloody gorgeous! ! ! xx
Sigh it's gorgeous and I cannot get the comments to stick! ! xxx