Seeing you again


as each day fades,
electric specks of yellow
dab across the urban scene,
and pools of synthetic illumination
stain the streets like nicotine.

evening traffic plays follow the leader;
an endless stream of petrol-soaked metal
looking for an escape
from the ever-increasing concrete heaps.

as night spills ink on the greasy river,
and windows, one by one, cease beaming,
I lie in my bed and feel my way to dreamtime;
jumping on a smokescreen bus which speeds me
to a remembered green place far away,
where I can select the weather;
the time of day; my age;
and my company.

I always summon the same details;
sunshine, early evening, seventeen,
and you; king to my falling queen.

we sit beneath an oak tree bent with history;
our secrets hidden in the depths of its tactful trunk.
this year’s leaves discreetly absorb
this rising night’s intimate whispers;
as together we lean,
making believe it is the last time we will meet.

this is my perfect dream,
repeated endlessly;
I will always
see you

The Daily Post #Tree

©Jane Paterson Basil


35 thoughts on “Seeing you again

    1. Thank you Calen. When I first moved into town I thought it was exciting; street lights and fish ‘n’ chip shops.
      I miss the stars, the sounds of tractors; sheep; cows, the harvest, the smell of wildflowers, the trees…

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                    1. Break them up into short stories – or a series. Like I’ve done with Salma Butterfly and Buttons 🙂 I don’t think I could sit and write a whole book, but it seems I CAN if I do it in short spurts…mind you it’s a bit pretentious to call them ‘books’ as such. Well, kidlets’ books. Now I’m raving…..

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                    2. I am -make sure you get a password with your confirmation. Calen says she has been getting lots of pre-course emails. I haven’t and had a hell of a time finding a way to contact them to make sure they had all me details. My poor IT skills 😦 They were very prompt in responding in the end.

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