A Special Occasion – Just because
A feeling – expectancy
Sound – tinkling
Periphery – an intermittent flicker of light
I bought her flowers just because I could,
Roses, red roses, with thorns awaiting the slightest slip,
Their jagged texture, so reflective of our relationship.
But always there was the expectancy of her arrival,
Her affection flooding over me, mine over her
Such that we soaked up the tinkling feeling we felt
Those moments when together the world was forgotten
The traumas of the past left temporarily behind us
As if in those fleeting seconds a flicker of light
Signalled a hope, a moving away from the demons
Always sitting on our shoulders, waiting to whisper
Words the unworthy fell prey to so easily.