I watched Elena bathing in the pool of the lower garden amid birdsong and toiling insect light shimmering in the heat she’s a big girl, there’s more to love and the water must feel warm against her toes O, life is kind some days
I watched Elena swim, for hours to and fro, up and down the pool my father dug there is nothing of which she’s ashamed stepping from the water, standing bare stretching hands above her head and diving at the deep end my eyes there with her every movement
I watched Elena sunbathe on a bamboo bench against the North wall she looked so bronze and peaceful in the quiet of the lower terrace spiders scuttling across the backs of my knees lying face down in the tree house O, life is kind sometimes
I watched Elena stepping back into her dress as the sun contemplated a slow retreat picking up her wicker bag, she rolled back across the wall hopped down onto the dusty gravel road wandered slowly back into the town
I found her necklace, left at the water’s edge wrapped it twice around my thin wrist flicked a long nail against the hanging ‘E’ longingly, I watched the fiery light dance upon the water but I never saw Elena again…
Welcome to my world! We go through a lot in our lives but to accept them with an open heart and emotional strength is what keeps us alive. My posts are about all those little fears, happy moments, and anticipation we experience throughout our lives. I hope you find solace in them!