4 years ago you smiled and stared,
Under the soft Christmas lights,
Snowflakes peppered those butterfly lashes,
Stroking my cheek as we danced,
Bathed in fairy glow.
3 years ago we held hands and sighed,
As amber dewdrops glistened and sunk,
Underneath the horizon of our lives,
Stretching out into a dark infinity.
2 years ago you posed, poised and pretty,
Your laughter echoed to the stars,
No one could bury what we had,
A colour photogarph from a true life fairytale,
Was ours to keep.
This year I cut and paste
Colourful facades on grey limbs
Silver days embedded into ruby weeks
And a golden year once more.