If you had the chance to do so – would you change the past?   What was your childhood like? The relationship you have with your Mom is far from amicable, and cordial at best. Advertisements

Half of My Heart.

Hey.  Are you keeping well? ~~~ Have you settled in nicely at your new place, had your friends warm the seats of your teak furniture – that dining set, and the sofa with armrests wide enough to hold a beer – the ones we bought together?


He asks if he can come over. “To visit your cat,” he justifies “ok,” she says, “but only after 9pm – tennis class before.” “I’ll pick you up after class,” he offers “No, it’s fine,” I want the time alone.  How come you never offered to drive me around, years ago?

Before & After.

The train station was a mere 10-minute walk from my office But you offered to pick me up And drop me off I try to make your life easier. Protect you from the elements. 


Mornings are the most difficult. What used to be the sweetest of greetings To start the day Are now a perpetual reminder of how You said goodbye Before the break of dawn

I Wish.

I wish you never made me all these promises. To see the Northern Lights To travel to Japan – where we both loved To buy me a customised engagement ring – “white gold, with an emerald; I don’t believe in diamonds”