Temptation talk (a poem)

A jumble of memories from 1988…

The angels smiled upon us that summer
at least, for a little while
Temptations were everywhere
leading us back to each other
something of a miracle itself

Everywhere the sun rained down
department stores with their open doors
beckoned us with blasts of cool air
No need—we’d keep walking
we had places to be, you and I

While the angels whispered in our ears
that kiss would carry us far
a moment of bliss—a memory forever
You know, I can still feel the whispers
when I hear that song play

There is still temptation everywhere
but fewer places to go
The angels have taken their freedom and left
so I haven’t found you yet
but I know you’re still there

(6 July 2016)