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“Only a face in the crowd, yet it could have been yours”


This poem describes a real experience. It explores how the past can sometimes haunt us, how a trigger can cause an unexpected and disconcerting flood of memories to resurge.


Haunted

Simon Rees


Only a face in the crowd, yet it could have been yours,
for the size of that head, and the colour and length of the hair
as viewed from behind, and her height, and perhaps too her gait,
triggered, with a fluster, a twinge of hope in my belly,
which fast fluttered out of view like some bird on an updraught,
but caused much, both poignant and plain, of our long-passing past
to fill, like wind breathing into a sail, the instant
before she looked round and became just a face in the crowd.

 

 

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