The last big secret

Later, bare feet on the dashboard,
I could have dipped my toes
in the cool screen.
Moonlight cast neon anklets –
it smoothed over my pale skin.

Our shared breath condensed,
we followed the road’s adverse camber,
drawing hearts on misted windows.

I was dreaming of a nameless lover,
he tasted of freedom  – looked like you:
my knight, late in rusty armour …
I’ve travelled the distance in your eyes.

© Caroline Fox Betts 2010

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