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Starlight

The night is dark and brisk and alive.
The stars sprinkle memories into the breeze
and I remember
other nights…

sitting on a beach with a champagne
being massaged by warm loving hands
in the sightless dark;

walking down a deserted lane
streetlights vaguely penetrating the cold blackness
surrounded by a warm black trenchcoat
talking quietly;

standing in the rain under a dripping tree
laughing;

leaning together on an old stone balcony
gazing at the glowing silver moon
in silence;

two pairs of footsteps in the sinking sand
two forms enveloped in a thin white sheet
listening to the soothing lull
of whispering waves
sparkling in starshine;

waiting at a train station
dressed up
shivering
held close
content;

sitting on a park bench in a rainforest
not noticing the drenching downpour
falling all around
not noticing anything at all.

The memories the night chooses
are bittersweet;
I smile longingly as my eyes blur
and the glimmer on my cheeks
reflects the same distant stars
that used to watch me
a million miles away
when I was
home.

Starlight

Mieke Boynton

Broome, Australia

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