The following poem was written for my sister Margaret.




women on beach classic



we lunch together
in a cosy organic café
roast pumpkin soup with crusty bread
turmeric and ground peppercorns

share familiar laughter
love of being together

we celebrate
the milestone of another decade
and that word ‘remission’
a green shoot springing
from the scarred black earth

we drink melon and apple juice
for their vitamins and minerals

and splurge
with a lust for life
home-made lemon and lime tart
with fresh whipped cream
topped with a slice of fresh lime

toast with a glass of bubbly
joie de vivre