I met her at the mid-season sale
ground floor

Our shoes
knocked together
at the checkout

She dropped her slip
onto the stripped pine
No guarantee

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Yellow, red and blue by moonlight
a leisurely river swim, warm evening
a tinge of ultraviolet in the flowers

Star-shape, on my back
I float and watch the occasional cloud
You could reel me in now, no trouble

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Under a Tree Reading with Sandra

I was sitting under a tree
reading with Sandra
when Neil, who I hardly knew
came along and talked to me
like we were best friends
and then talked to her
and they got married
and 40 years later
I bump into her
in the National Gallery
and she wasn't happy
but I was

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