I am delighted to announce that my poem ‘A Moment,’ has been selected to be part of this years Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts Festival, ‘Passing Time.’ This is an exhibition of Poetry on the station platforms of Renfrewshire. This particular poem will be displayed in Johnstone station. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
I remember her sitting there,
Long amber hair, and a chair with wheels
The colour of the sea.
I remember sitting there,
Daring her to care, wishing her eyes
Would fall from the sky into mine.
But we just sat there,
I paid my fair, while she looked for mermaid
Shapes in the clouds.
But as I sat there,
and listened to the whistle tear a note
Into the station
She looked, she smiled, and we shared,
And I sat there, and she sat there,
A pair, connected.
Then the train rumbled out of the station