CLIMBING WITH JANE.

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A BOY AND GIRL CLIMBING ON A SUMMERS DAY IN 1961.

Submitted: February 23, 2012

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Jane had climbed

the Downs with you

 

and had hardly spoken

on the tiring climb

 

along the dried up tracks

on the way up

 

and then at the top

standing beside you

 

she stared out across

the countryside

 

and said

you can see

 

where I live from here

and she pointed out

 

to the church down beneath

and you said

 

yes

and took in the church

 

and the house

where she lived

 

with the parson

and his wife

 

and tried to pick out

which bedroom was hers

 

and she said

I like it up here

 

away from the crowds

and nearer to God

 

and you studied her profile

and her hair

 

and the way she stood there

in that summer dress

 

and sandals

and with that youthfulness

 

and you wanted suddenly

to kiss her

 

and embrace her

but you didn’t

 

you just stood

and studied her profile

 

and moving closer

you reached out

 

your hand

and touched hers

 

and her hand was warm

and as you squeezed it gently

 

you sensed the pulse of life

run through

 

and the moment

seemed to explode

 

in your head

in a myriad

 

of colours and sounds

and you rubbed your thumb

 

along her wrist

checking the pulse

 

the life

wanting her

 

to be the one

and pointing upward

 

she said breaking through

your dream

 

look at the colour

of that sky

 

and feel the warmth

of sun.


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