Yet Then Again
by Eric Daniel Clarke
Looking back, he’ll admit
idyllic days he hasn’t lived,
close to let filter through,
an image, an hour or two,
strolling, easy words between,
hands held, his recall, the sun
out too, yet then again, it may have
rained, he didn’t catch her name.
Looking back, she reflects
that day not of her best,
her recall he wanted more,
yet all he did was hold her hand,
that sudden shower didn’t help,
her thin dress, transparent view,
his eyes, she remembers now,
averted, yet then again, she ran.
Eric Daniel Clarke is an Englishman, raised near the Jurassic coastline of Hardy’s Wessex. He has spent his adult life near the river Thames, working as a scientist at the boundaries of the physical and life sciences. Now in his later years he finds himself writing poetry and prose, using words in place of molecules to explore life’s boundaries. His first book of poetry ‘Shorts: A Take On Poetry’ was published in 2020. As @EDC_Writing he can be found on Twitter.
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