Straits and Narrows

(for R)

Following the Light

Tightly held the moment
sheltered from the night
Ways not walked alone
following the light
Where those steps
do lead unknown
Where fantasy
proceeds is shown
only once the journey ends
only blessed by what love mends.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..