✩ Constellations

Bathed in memories of love’s belonging

Glowing happily like stars outside my window

Near enough to touch

Seems like only yesterday

You were here with me walking

The Earth’s crust

Now merely a tiny particle

Of nostalgic memory dust

In the constellation of my youthful past

I think of all the vast lands

Whom have welcomed me to their shores

And befriended me with experiences anew

Satiating my appetite for more

I think of the hands I’ve held

And the cheeks I’ve kissed

As I pause for a moment’s silent reflection

For opportunities both seized and missed


Nellie Romelia (10th June 1913 – 5th April 1997) and
Walter John (23rd May 1910 – 6th February 1990)
Married 58 years (1932 – 1990)