I’m very pleased to have two poems in the latest edition of Agenda – ‘Moving on’ and ‘Dreaming You Want me Back.’ Here’s one. You can read the other at http://www.katehendry.org/poetry. Or buy the magazine and read lots more, better poems by other folk! http://www.agendamagazine.co.uk
DREAMING YOU WANT ME BACK
It’s one of those dreams – you finally realise
you love me and shouldn’t have let me go.
Your other life hasn’t worked out.
I’m inside your narrow boat.
I forget you might be dangerous,
like the risks of smoking to my heart.
I’ve come back to remonstrate
and I’ve got to see it through.
You’ve offered me a second-hand marriage –
watching the news with tea on trays,
washing up left till morning,
going to bed at different times.
It’s a deal I can’t help wanting –
to be sitting in bed with you, our bed,
looking at the black sky through the hatch.
To stop myself I talk too fast, too loud.
I wag my finger and tell you in a pompous tone
that’s not what love is about.