Hyde Park Winter Rink

We circle as sharks
on the Hyde Park winter rink
our eyes like lasers
I audibly bleep when they meet

We both go forwards
not getting anywhere
we pass with differing intervals
I only breathe when we pass

Some laps are flawless
some laps are clumsy
some laps I nearly take some sucker down
some laps I kiss the ice

I feel your eyes lift me to my feet
I feel them brush the slush from my skate
would I have fallen if you hadn’t been watching
would I fall if we linked arms

You’ve got some new moves I see
a graceful pirouette by the bandstand
another pair of eyes 
hold you tight from the sidelines
another pair of eyes 
brim with that familiar glow

Sometimes we have to let go
sometimes we have to help someone up who’s gone down
sometimes we just have to skate past
sometimes we can’t risk looking back

We circle like sharks
on the Christmas market ice rink
then you take off your skates
make for the big wheel
you’ll be too high in the city
to see 
my heart waving below...

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Tom

Sat 14th Dec 2019 21:24

Thank you both ?

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Don Matthews

Fri 13th Dec 2019 22:14

This is so good Tom......

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 13th Dec 2019 19:26

Great poem Tom, nice & seasonal easy to imagine and I enjoyed the romantic metaphors.

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