And then there will be no more nonsense

And then there will be no more nonsense
and you will tell her about that evening
when you stopped in the dusk at the edge
of the grass you had cut that afternoon
and looked back to where you had just sat
on the patio eating the meal she had cooked
and saw how blessed it all appeared if someone
had watched from where you stood.

from There Will Be No More Nonsense (Picador, 2014), © Lorraine Mariner, 2014, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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