Keep You in My Pocket.
I have to say goodbye
but I will keep you in my pocket –
a jingle of old pennies;
a plastic hat against the rain;
a hankie for my colds and flu’s
to cough and sneeze in;
your touch – your kiss – your caress
until we meet again.
© Wendy Smit-Taylor 2016
Written at a PENfro Poets workshop in response to a Rhosygilwen initiative.
Wendy Smit-Taylor became a PENfro Poet in 2012 and several of her poems have been published and presented at the PENfro Book Festivals. She was short-listed for the PENfro Writers Competition in 2014. Her work is published both locally and wider afield.
‘Keep You in My Pocket’ was a winner of the Rhosygilwen Beermat Competition in 2016.