Dream, 27th May, Anonymous

I wasn’t expecting anyone

but was still surprised to see you

I was passing. Thought I’d pop in.

We went through to the kitchen

and made tea. How are things? I asked

Some days are better than others, like life.

I’d been sent gingerbread from Grasmere 

and you spread it thickly with marmalade.

I hadn’t realised that you liked marmalade so much.

I haven’t tasted anything so good for a long time

I made a mental note to buy more.

This feels like my whole life in one hour

Which one of us said that?

I have to be on my way. And you passed through the 

door as you left eight years ago without a goodbye.