Lives… Midweek… A Wednesday by Alan Skinner

Finalist in the poetry category, Mensa Canada 2016 Literary Contest

The lengthening 'ding-dong' of days
A city in speed-training for Summer
Our year of dual successes?

Light enters the room
The bed sheet covering my eye
An intrusive shower beckons

The blue eradication of clouds
Early daylight will recommend shade cover
A twilight will later bring calm

Forgetting the trivial
Stressing an essential
Life is enriched

Your smile brings pure joy
Emitting its beam of light
This soul must give back

Her hand interweaves my own
Invites my heart to respond
That pleasant pain in my chest

The quickening cloud
Finally brings the ecstasy
Of the Sun it reveals

Sweet talisman of the 'we'.....