Monday, 10 November 2014

The Waterboys play 'The Whole of the Moon' by Mel Pryor

The year we met, that summer driving
in your tin drum sports car from Abbraccio
del Lago to Dolcedo, music on, cigarette smoke
choking the open top and a glaze of alcohol
as golden as the light spilt over the tongue of the road,

I remember thinking
we would never love like this again -
the settlement of early evening,
the easy smell of grass, the moon,
the whole damn white of it.

I held onto you those years ago
and now, on the same long Italian coast road,
I hold onto that slim translucent memory
the way the day will sometimes
hold onto the moon in its blue sky.

Mel Pryor

from Drawn on Water
£5.00 from Eyewear Publishing
ISBN 9781908998590
www.eyewearpublishing.com

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