Snapshots 1963 - 1993 - Poem by Alison Cassidy
A brief encounter in St Kilda
With a brash young man
Who smoked cigarettes sexily
A weekend of physical education
For a young girl with curly hair
That made her toes curl
A black and white photograph
'The promise of things to come? Uh?
Signed Fred Hughes,1963'
A solemn promise made to
An older woman with red hair
In the dressing room of the Union Theatre
A pile of love letters hidden
In the drawer of the old chest
And read guiltily from time to time
An unsigned poem dated 1993
'It is so still.. so still..
I'm sure that you must hear me'
A figure in a red jumper
In Lygon Street, Carlton
Looking younger than his sixty-two years
A memorable kiss
In the front seat of the old Skyline
That released an avalanche of longing
A decision three months later
And painfully, SO painfully
A beautiful 49th birthday
With a dozen red roses
And blissful love-making all day
To be continued....
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