In a Bar in Brussels
René, I thought I saw you yesterday.
You were wearing your bowler hat
and entertaining the barmaid
with the same old mirror trick.
Did you tell that joke about your pipe,
give her a picture as a keepsake?
Black-suited men that once drizzled
from the clouds, have gone, and places
we knew have faded into dreams.
All you left me was your little dog
and a bottle painted like a summer sky.
O René, it would be good to see you again.
Yvonne Baker has been published in numerous magazines, including Orbis, South Bank Poetry, Artemis, Acumen and The Frogmore Papers. Her poems have been included in several anthologies. Emma Press — The Sea, 2016 Second light — Fanfare, 2015 Paper Swans — The Chronicles of Eve 2016, The Best of British 2017, The Pocket Poetry Book of Love 2018, The Pocket Poetry Book of Weddings 2018, Poetry Space — She has recently had a poem accepted for an anthology about the lockdown. She has had poems commended twice in Second Light Competition.
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