Diamonds in the Rough - Autumn Sea

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Diamonds in the Rough

Hitchin' on a twilight train…

This Challenge has already generated enough heat in the form of vituperation – directed not only at the innocent Mr Diamond, but also at me, for daring to suggest this – that I'm almost sorry I came up with it.

I said almost. I never stay repentant for long.

In case you've forgotten, the idea was to be inspired by a lyric of Neil Diamond's. Inspired to write, draw, or compose something, that is. Not to insult the fiction editor.

Next time, I shall suggest Barry Manilow.

The Challenge seems to be bringing out the poet in all of us. (And maybe the lover.) Beatrice takes us to the beach, bless her.

Autumn Sea

The afternoon had drizzled through
Their fingers as the rain
Began to mizzle softly, hanging
In the air again.
He zipped her jacket tightly 'gainst
The bitter weather's slings
And laced his digits through hers
Intertwining matching rings.
He pulled her face towards his
And ran fingers through her hair
And kissed her softly on the lips
As if no-one was there.
They walked together slowly
Cross the early evening sand
And reached the stony outcrop
Always keeping hand in hand.
The pale sun fell and faded
Casting paths across the sea
They watched it sink together
Him with her, and she with he.
A breeze cooled cheeks and noses
As he whispered in her ear
The 3 words that she hoped he'd say:
She answered "Me too, dear".

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