after bone warming sun,
unpredictable sky spun
got me on the run
bones mutinied
felling into a deep ravine
of yesteryear reveries~

sloshing monsoon drenches
in “duckback” jacket trenches
tall gum boots to match
pigtail ribbons and then
the shivers would set in
and your head shakes~

accompanied by loving “clucks”
sweet ginger tea coupled
with dunking glucose biscuits
and brandy laced milk
nightly and above all
your gentle reassuring

palm pressing forehead
and briskly dried head
always chanting beloved’s name
with each taken breath
and suddenly I felt cossetted
and so blessed- she was like that….


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