JUST ONE MORE TIME...
Smiles all round
as the wonderful notes of Moonlight Serenade
wafted across the courtyard
toes tapped, fingers too
as Patty played her favourite tune.
She seemed lost in time
as she sat with her newspaper, in the sun
her ever present notebook on her lap.
The music faded away and Patty slept
not responding to the lunch call.
"Not to worry, she can have it later..."
"Time for a cuppa, I'll wake her now..."
A gentle touch, then quiet tears
Patty clutched a photo of her and her sweetheart
dancing in uniform.
on her notebook, the words
'seventy years ago, please, just one more time'
Dance on, dear Patty, dance on forever...
(c) Crissouli August 23, 2015