The Embrace

‘The Meeting Place’, Paul Day

St Pancras Station, London

In the shadow of an eternal embrace

you pulled me close, until my heart

thumped into your skin.

Now I only watch love arrive,

bicker over who is most late

leave for home holding hands.

The man pushes dust into neat piles

I shift a dull ache from one foot,

step over what the day cast aside.

A camera flash ignites her skin.

Time waits, I linger; reach up

to touch their cold limbs.