I came for oxygen and I found you
Wind blew, hard and harsh off the bow,
releasing a stench of smoke and sea,
the stink of tobacco, far worse,
from ether you appeared
was some door there?
Smoke and sea melted
You stole it all
Only your perfume
On the musky air
Wind abated with care
velvet kisses, dropped
on my collar
diamonds for you.
I feel hands brush
In the forward rush
We meet, a moment
In the crush
As the crowd rush to reclaim the land.
The lights of Holyhead twinkled like stars
Our very own galaxy spun from the mist
you stand by the rail, pale and beautiful
did you register a stranger their?
chance meeting, still I have kissed you
Have held you close, felt your breath
your heart beating fast through silk
I never even came to know your name
The announcer breaks the spell
The boat to dock in five minutes
Back to the heaving hell of boat
and descending stairwell, farewell
© Dave Kavanagh 2016