Photo by Adam Bielawski
The phone woke me this morning
and the sad news
hit me harder than I would have expected.
Major Tom has floated away to meet the Star man.
I drifted into a cloudy sleep, and in troubled dream
my home was flooded, and he and I
were trying, without success, to minimise the damage
the walls peeled away and
the skirting boards splintered, while my few possessions slipped
into a yawning, sewage-filled hole in the floor
and I knew the loss was irreplaceable
Rest in Peace David. There are many lovely colours in this world, but you shone with unique, rainbow hues.
©Jane Paterson Basil