Notes for a Love Song


Rain clouds gather

as we trawl market stalls

browsing jewellery

and fancy clothes.


Raindrops chase us

to a kerbside café bar

where cappuccino-warm

we spy on passers-by.


We buy ice creams

and slide in our sandals

home through the deluge

and the weather’s funny not tragic

because we’re together.


So hand me my guitar

let me song-write the day for you

in happy love lyrics

everyone will sing along to

on summer rainy days like this.