To have supp'd even a drop of the drink of life

A grazed knee
A bruised heart
A problem solved elegantly
A packed DART

A glance across the room
A little kicking in the womb
A hand held skating on ice
A bruised ass, once, twice

A terrible haircut
The awe of a new city
The face beside yours
Listening to the drums in that jazz ditty

The feeling when your joke lands in a group only half-known
The feeling when your ears freeze from the coldest wind ever blown
Ice-cream wiped from the face of a child
Staring at the stars for much more than a while

Gliding on a shopping trolley almost crashing into the wine
Your nearest and dearest slowly losing their mind

17th October 2021