Inspired by a line from ‘skin’ by Rag & Bone man.


Almost love


We always liked kisses when it rained

to see if they could be washed away

diluting the passion they contained

hoping they would last another day.

That yearning pull of body and heart

to be together, always made us smile

and the emptiness when we were apart

said we’d something special for a while.

Yet we were never blessed by the stars above

save with the lost echo of an almost love.

5 thoughts on “ALMOST LOVE

  1. Every bit of this is moving and beautiful, Nigel! Those kind of kisses seem to sear themselves on the heart. That last line, so strong in its sense of sadness, the wanting that doesn’t quite get to the place one might want it to, it echoes in itself.


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