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When she was only little
Two or three she ran
Round the fountain
Joyfully ran round

Balancing and
Laughing for joy
Once, twice she ran
The soles of her feet visible

She began to tire
Wobbled and laughed
Still careering
Refused to slow

And as she came round
The next time lost
Her footing on the stones
And slipped

into the suddenly deep
And shocking cold
She did not cry out
Winded and frightened

But I was watching
All the time standing
Close enough to catch her
Not close enough to stop her

And I found the sudden weight
of wet coat and terror
Pulling back so hard
it nearly equalled me

I pulled much longer
With all my strength
Than I had realised
Than I knew was possible

She looked up at me from
under the water
Only waiting for the chance
Of  air

The depth of the water
Seemed to have
A strength of its own
And held her heavily

It took all I had to free her
From the grip of it
She came out like a tooth
From the water’s tight socket

And I landed her then
My body convulsing
Shaking so hard with
The effort and relief

But twenty years later
When I reached
my arms under her my
Strength was not enough

She hardly made a sound
And although I called her
And held her she slipped under
And I could not pull her back.
It feels like more than anything
you want to go with them
To have come this far and let them go
on alone would be dereliction of duty

More than anything we want
to follow them And the long
long wound of passing moments
is like our souls left open

And raw to all the slow elemental
torments of voices and rain
More than anything
they lead us on

Because staying here without them
is to feel all the love we ever gave
Shredded and strewn each day
further from the hearts

That would be together if it werent for
everything And those who do not understand
would have us ignore the
Agonising tug of their absence

and to spite them By staying
here in what some call life
But to find the channel of darkness
they have travelled

And slip through after them,
willingly and glad
to Follow them is what we want
more than anything.


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