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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.