‘The Way You Were’ (a Poem)

There is a promise in her eyes: A word you heard long ago, perhaps, On your night of yearning and tenderness When hope bloomed before your feet And held its breath in the air above.

‘When You Return’ (a Poem)

Remember leaves underfoot: How they crackled and slid Above displaced earth During the autumn of innocence. Remember the warmth of laughter: How it felt to rise to your feet In a much-loved café To embrace an old friend. Remember the wisdom in your elders’ eyes: How their love lifted you In every greeting exchanged, Every…