This sense of place
The grey and broiling sea
The curve of bay
The sleepy, sensual dreams
Gazing at a midday shadow moon
Haunting above the barricane.
And you take the wrapper from your ice-cream
And stand sun-dazed, mute,
Words stolen by a gusty wind,
Your childhood stretching before you like a dream
Still as deep and wide as an endless ocean.
Copyright © 2006 by John Stocks