Mimi DiFrancesca: Words, Poems, Photography, Art, Funny Stuff, Essays and the wisdom of the Universe. Oh, and coffee.. and glitter

Poetry Day… This Wind

Bench seat overlooking view down valley, Swaledale, Yorkshire


This Wind


This wind that is

the time I have with you-

Moves over skin-

Ruffles hair-


Changes the direction the flowers grow-

This moment blowing by

Here and then behind me

Mother- father- decades gone

Children rushing into middle life

I am on this roadside

Still and silent

On this worn waiting bench

No clock to check the time

Noticing everything

Taking mental pictures while I can

One past sixty

Where I’m at-

As I look around at


Whirling past my feet

Swift as fall leaves

Caught on this wind-

This invisible wind

Of the time I have with you





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