HER

by Robin Boothroyd

I’ve just stumbled across these lines in one of my notebooks. They were written last month about a beautiful stranger I sat opposite on the train.

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‘Her’

What tools, what techniques,
What words would do justice
To the curve of her jaw?
Which phrases portray
The glow of her cheeks?
Everything about her is so vivid.

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Unfortunately I didn’t have time to write a fair copy and slip it in her coat pocket.

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