Lynley Edmeades

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Away

It was the summer of splinters,
of only four more sleeps,
trying to teach a five-year-old
what waiting meant. It rained,
stopped, and then rained
again. The days became quiet
busy with silence.
Family members fell away
like sand-dunes in the wind,
back towards computer screens,
mobile phones, the stuff
five-year-olds don’t have.
Plenty of room for sand-castles
on the beach today.
Sometimes we’re home
and sometimes we’re away.

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