Steve Shepherd: a poem



rolling over


rolling over and over

down and down

in your sequined dress

alive with light

and damp with dew

rushing back to the top

for another go


young parents relax

and those of us with children grown

look on enchanted

and sense a tightening

knowing as we do

how it all tumbles by



Steve Shepherd writes poems and takes photographs. He used to make radio programmes, mostly jazz.