Green hills glowed in the dark
Our naked bodies cavorted at the river
The fire burned bright
Water was cool not cold
Clothes were strewn around
We dived deep to roll in an embrace
Under the stars, under the water
Kisses were hot in the cool water
Arms inviting, bubbles aplenty
Were did it all go wrong?
Perhaps out there
Perhaps back here
Or did we just grow apart as we grew up
Even when she was born and made us both
With her babyish stunts
We even started to talk like her
Goo Goo, or we thought it was anyway
It didn't matter, a dirty nappy was
still a dirty nappy
From someone so small so much mess
We washed them for years - by hand!
Too poor for an auto washer
Is that why?
We weren't poor in each other
It doesn't really matter because we
both said goodbye
To each other, me to her
Sitting on a concrete step somewhere
in my mind
Her small figure haunts me even now.