It had been so long, but he knew her as soon as he saw her.
She turned and glanced his way, then looked away.
His shoulders slumped. Had he changed so much?
Had he been a fool to believe all these years?
He felt the lightest touch on his arm, and time melted away.
She had always touched him that way, gentle, but positive.
No-one else had that magic.
She moved in front of him, her smile warmer than the summer sun.
His arms went round her, hers encircled his neck.
She smelled of sunshine and memories.
He breathed her in as she did him.
Neither spoke, there was no need for words.
Death had separated them years before, but in this afterlife, they were united.
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows an elderly man and woman embracing. In the background, people can be seen going about their business.
Written for Sadje’s What do You See 1st November