When the world shudders,
I still seek shelter with you.
I still cocoon myself in your arms
that I am a child again.
Knowing you will keep the bad at bay
until I am ready to gather myself
and face the world.
I’m going to blame my other half for the lapse in memory that made me miss last night’s Quadrille prompt. He returned home with twelve Israeli Koi for the new pond in the garden so our evening dissolved into me staring over the edge of the water, trying to pick out any signs of their colourful little bodies after they’d been released.