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A quarter past two and you wondered if
 
your body were a breeze or a breath of moonlight,
 
if your children drew on the tide in the harbour,
 
or the dew-covered garden in their dream work.
 
They lay like feathers in a single bed. And you, at once
 
the lady in the window and the woman moving
 
down the cobblestone lane to a pier beyond
 
the bulwarks and pilings, blending, step upon step,
 
your own colour and form into that nightscape.
 

Scott Elder

Runner-up and published online Troubadour Poetry Prize, 2016