Dreaming of seeing you again

You tread on the tail of my eye
carving crosswise through the crowd
that flows into the station
we greet with hugs, kiss cheeks
talk of our priceless opportunity
of a week together
after so long apart

Later, rinsing sorrow away
we linger out
a hundred glasses of wine
the clarity of close friends filling small talk
a lucid moon keeping us awake
and after we’re drunk, we’ll sleep
all heaven our blanket, earth our pillow

Copyright © 2021 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Inspired by Chinese poetry, this one is for our best friend, away in Amsterdam. Our first trip abroad will be to see him, but we do not know when that can be….

14 thoughts on “Dreaming of seeing you again

  1. “You tread on the tail of my eye” … “All heaven our blanket, earth our pillow”
    Kim, you are so outstanding at writing these brilliant lines that define truth with vigor and clear sight. Spare, nuanced, searing, perfect. Exceptional poem from an exceptional poet.

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