• So soft
    the brief touch of your lips
    on my cheek.

    Was I almost intruding?

    "Look after yourself "
    should have been
    "I love you!"

    Then the Jumbo flew over
    my head
    and I shouted my love
    above the roar
    and thundering thrust

    . . . as if you'd hear.

    Through the clouds in my eyes
    I watched you fly away
    and wished I'd been born with wings.