19 June 2017
We have become comfortable together.
We sit, food untouched on the table,
and play catch-up with our lives.
I tell her about my writing problems
and she tells me about her hopes and
fears for the future now her partner’s
walked out and left her for a younger girl.
Later, I sit in the car while she walks
on the headland by the blockhouse.
Mist covers Passamaquoddy Bay.
There was a time when I thought
she might walk out into that mist
and fade away, but she was strong.
Now I watch her walk away and
know that she’s really here to stay.