“Avuncular Tinty”


“Frozen Blur” © C.P. Hickey 2018




“Avuncular Tinty”            


I traveled the line,

from end to end.

Doors hydraulic,

composites of friends.


I didn’t acknowledge,

your presence that night.

A terrible hurry,

caught me in flight.


No time for a greeting,

a how do you do?

A moment I squandered,

no chance to redo.


I think on that moment,

how selfish of me.

No getting back,

a moment so sweet.


Jingles in pockets,

breath fresh and minty.

Your presence now missed,

avuncular tinty.