The Comfort of Strangers at Hatton Locks Car Park



Who is that man

always parked next to us

When we meet early evening

He sits in his seat

Pretending to read a newspaper

While we create mischief

In the back of your car


Who is that woman

Who works in the café

Always friendly and curious

She asked us once

“What we were doing here so late?”

How could we reply


Who are those people

Working in the offices opposite

 can they see us

in an emotional state

kissing and making up again


Who are we?

watching passing narrow boats

Keeping our love afloat

Until the next lock opens


© Katy Hughes 2012

Hatton LocksloveLove poemlove poetry

◄ Reflection

Gentleman Caller ►


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Nigel Astell

Mon 17th Dec 2012 12:32

Only narrow minds watch
and ask awkward questions
The long barge pole
Helps love to gain
Access towards next lock.

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Anthony Emmerson

Mon 17th Dec 2012 10:59

I think the last stanza sums it all up Katy - familiar faces, seperate lives. I'm left wondering when we'll see "Fifty Shades of Katy" on the book shelves!


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Steve Higgins

Sun 16th Dec 2012 13:52

I like it . .

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Sun 16th Dec 2012 11:25

An excellent piece of work Katy, well done !!!

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