Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy Ending

After they had not made love
she pulled the sheet up over her eyes
until he was buttoning his shirt:
not shyness for their bodies - those
they had willingly displayed - but a frail
endeavour to apologise.

Later, though, drawn together by
a distaste for such 'untidy ends'
they agreed to meet again; whereupon
they giggled, reminisced, held hands
as though what they had made was love -
and not that happier outcome- friends.

Fleur Adcock

Artist/Marc Chagall


Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

Keep writing, keep writing! I look for you every day! We just survived a big heat wave (unusual for Pacific NW), and are signing with relief over this morning's fog and cloud cover!

4:45 AM  

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