I am a starfish
staring upwards into the still
hope of an endless sky,
the starfish of a loved one
Hands lift me from this armchair
to where that memory hugs me tight.
The room dissolves
and becomes those faces and places
from a world before.
Our voices spin the corridors
holding promise of friendships
none of us had yet grasped.
Laughter dances through offices,
hands sticky with glitter and cake.
Did the universe know then
what was to become of these women?
The adventures that lay ahead,
their journeys now forever entwined.
I glance up and
as the tree branches
wave wildly in the wind,
the room ripples back into view,
the laughter, faces, voices
and I wonder what became
of that world before.
Inspired by the first prompt in ‘How to write poetry’ by @chrissalerno and @kelseahabecker to write for 5 minutes starting with the phrase, ‘One moment I’ll always remember is…’