There were no fireworks
no starbursts of red, green and yellow
no rockets of magnificent blue
and yet love came knocking
There were animated conversations
sharing of hopes and dreams
deepening of a friendship
and still love came knocking
There was the first tender kiss
the exquisite exploring of another's body
the heights of passion
and love came knocking
There was no discussion of tomorrow
for tomorrow had no place here
and before I could open the door to love
you were gone
Flashback to my first book of poetry, Defenestration, published in 1997. Now back in print.
At the time Ginninderra Press accepted my poetry I was working in a government job in the statistcs department so I had plenty of time to edit my book. It was so long ago that when I gave my manuscript to my publisher, it was on a floppy disk. (What's that? Yes exactly). The disk caused his whole computer to crash. Luckily we eventually figured out the technology.
I asked my friend Jan who drew the most incredible pictures if she had something I could use for the cover of my book. She let me go through her drawings and I picked the amazing illustration that is on the cover of Defenestration, my book of poetry.