in the contents
section of my
conscious mind
his name is
boldly indexed
in indelible ink
the calming hue
of a summer sky

when I approach
the book falls open
on his chapter
its ageing spine
sharply creased
by familiarity

© Jane Paterson Basil


5 thoughts on “Index

    1. You made me laugh so much that I couldn’t type! I suppose, after my last furious post, it could have been an expletive, but no, it’s the initial of his name.
      Is it so different from the usual? I’m not sure what my usual fare is, but if it came as a surprise, then I’m pleased.


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