This Stunning Creature.

A salmon, glistening, unexpected,

in silver breastplate armour, unprotected,

rose from the unseen other realm, breathed


once upon this August mirror, ecstatic

at the vision found there, arched, brief

in sunlight – beneath the river, disappeared


just as the bells of St. Lawrence

pealed the final quarter tones of the hour,

concentric circles on air and water

We spoke in exclamation of this stunning creature,

both fleeting and forever; the Coquet

rent and sealed again, two realms with, dare I speak it?


I do.

A kiss.


I sign and dot this with ellipses…

one evening, late September.


(image: The Coquet, Warkworth, Northumbria. August 2022)

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