76/ I remember the moment

Over the stream the hills rise.
Milky sunlight reaches into pools of darkness,
the horizon opens up,
the track dips past the village shop.
In the distance the sky is empty of hills.
The mist is down, covers the church spire.
Trees have lost their leaves
and up through the fields, parked cars.
And into the afternoon
we walked, through the showers.
I notice those park benches
where I met the girls.

I remember the moment you walked away.
Now you’re on the street shopping.
Sunlight on the buildings,
an aeroplane trail in the heavens.
She smiles and seems pleased to see me.
Away go the cars, the lights are changing.