Ravenna

All the airborn spores of spring
Poppies smear the fields like lipstick kisses.
I held you like my last £10
And drew you like sunflowers towards the sun.

I caught the sun…. Ravenna
And gave it to your eyes…. Forever

All the harlequins of Venice
Couldn’t stop the streets from returning to the sea.
I played piano while the town went down
I played Rule Britania perfectly from memory.

I caught the sun