22:40 PM

As swift as a swallow,
she left-shoulders the New Moon
down Priory Lane,
until changing rhythm,
without losing motion,
by ducking sideways
through the broken archway,
which Sentinels the top,
of the now rarely used,
Smugglers 75 Steps.
Almost skipping, expertly,
in rapid descent,
skirt raised slightly
with one ivory hand,
holding balance
with the outstretched other.
Smiling at last, I leave cover
of the Harbour’s shadows,
and running towards her,
like a teenager again…
The Empress, 2 Of Cup’s,
The Magician Card in seconds.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.