Varsha (Monsoon) 2020 Poems - Mark Andrew Heathcote


Had you not been there

By Mark Andrew Heathcote


Had you not found my heart
Watered it, cared for it
Where-would I, be found?
Would I be composting in
Some polar stratospheric cloud
With darkness all around
In some northerly-winter twilight
That never touches the ground.


Where tears are super-cooled
Consisting of frozen-ice crystals
Certainly not to be gently thawed.
Had you not been there, darling
To unveil my internal iridescence
My mother-of-pearl these tears
Would I have remained forever-
Frozen, never to fall or heal.


Had you not found my heart
Watered it, cared for it
I should not have loved once more
I should not have flowered
Like a distant star in the universe
To meet you where you are
Where you will remain to be
Always no-matter how, near or far.



Mark Andrew Heathcote is adult learning difficulties support worker, his poetry has been published in many journals, magazines and anthologies, he resides in the UK, from Manchester, he is the author of “In Perpetuity” and “Back on Earth” two books of poems published by a CTU publishing group ~ Creative Talents Unleashed.


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