Heriot Toun in winter

Words for Summer 2009



Missing

in the spaces between things

in the silence the sea makes
between suck and whoosh, here
and gone, here
and gone
the shivering pause
of the crested wave
wait  wait  wait
crash

in the sliver of peace
between in breath
and out breath
the hiatus
between waking
and dreaming

in the hover
between foot falls
the hesitate
between words

here is where I find you

I slow these
moments down
stretch
out
time
hold my breath
to spend longer
with you
hold your image
trembling
on the brink
of my mind

you are still
there

in the spaces between things

Alison Flett


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