125/ my heart ached

At the start of summer
the car was gone from the driveway.
She arrived last year, legs up to here.
One day I’ll find someone as lovely,
do a movie, a pizza,
buy some garage flowers,
go home, walk arm in arm
past an unmarked police car.

A dog was barking on the night,
my heart ached,
and along the sea-front
she lost one of her shoes.
I thought about those boys
chasing her,