High tension wires

From life‘s abrasions (photo: Faye Sarras)

Your sparkle below the peaks
receding, then rises to give
my day its glow.
The streams through which
wade your fingers
bear sentiments that linger.
So my feet and hands
from life’s abrasions
protected are by greatest reason.

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