United again

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.

Image credit; Gennaro Leonardi @ Pixabay

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

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to United again

  1. Who would have thought that this could be the afterlife, it doesn’t look bad at all.

  2. I love these lines
    “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.’
    Delightful read!

  3. murisopsis says:

    Awww. A sweet story!

  4. Sadje says:

    Lovely story Di. The last line put a different spin on the story. Thanks for joining in

  5. Aw! ❀ Beautiful!

  6. Carol anne says:

    awe so sweet, Di! ❀ xoxo

  7. Chris Hall says:

    Lovely, Di! My favourite line: “She smelled of sunshine and memories.”

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