They sat one evening on the riverbank
shielding themselves from the wind in each other’s arms.
He was breathing in the fresh air
and she was shivering.
She said ‘as we’re sitting here life is passing us by just like the water’.
He said ‘you and me here in this moment is life’.
He said ‘if we had planned ahead we wouldn’t be sitting here like this right now’.
She said ‘if we had planned ahead we would have already been home’.
And then they both said ‘I love you’.
This poem was originally published in 2015 and is the title piece of An Old Jigsaw, my first collection of poetry and flash fiction.
I have a new Poetry Collection out, called C-4 2kX. You can find it here.
Some time ago I put up this collection of poetry and flash fiction on Wattpad, to try out the platform. I’ve now come to what feels a lot like a conclusion that it wasn’t the right place for it, or indeed me. I’ll leave it up there, but to put it to rest I’ve now also made an extended version of it available as a free ebook through Smashwords.
It’s about the millennial experience of growing up in this world of ours, of trying to find your place and that feeling of wanting to stay in the moment while at the same time being in a rush to get on with the rest of your life.
Some pieces in it have already been featured here on my blog, some first saw the light of day on Wattpad and some are unique to the now available ebook version.
Get it here through Smashwords, or, if you neither have nor feel like creating an account, send me an email at email@example.com, tell me which format you would like it in, and I’ll send it to you.
Or, if you for some reason would rather like to do that, you can still find it here on Wattpad.
I’ve started publishing a collection of poetry and flash fiction on Wattpad. It’s called An old Jigsaw and revolves around the millennial experience of growing up in this world of ours. Some of the pieces have previously been featured here on my blog while some are brand new. If you have a Wattpad-account you can read it here.