Winter 2009 Poetry Competition Third Prize


by Kerry Nesbitt

Hey you, that person I used to know

Remember when we were very young,

And we jumped in all the puddles?

We wondered why the sky was blue,

And we painted creatures in the clouds?

Remember when the sun was warm

By the river and we gazed at our reflections?

Somehow they've got bigger, and they're not so clear

Do you remember that summer by the sea?

With sandy hair and gritty toes

And that smell that still lingers in the air.

And do you remember when we stopped

Knowing exactly what we wanted

And you wrote your own story,

While I wrote mine, a sequel to our past

And now we pass each other by,

Like strangers in the street.


©2009 Kerry Nesbitt


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