At first glance, a meeting by chance
Warming up on sweltering day in the tropical summer
Later, an initial re-aquaintance
in the post race cooling waters
Effortless conversation deeper than the liquid that floated around us
Soothing our heat
A natural ebb and flow
Sunlight’s spark on a newly forming shore
A long run twelve hours hence
My skin bubbled and blistered
Unaccustomed to the equatorial temps
My hair matted with sweat
My mouth sticky- white from thirst
Is that when our hearts first burst?
An attempt to capture a moment or two in time when the seeds of new love take hold without the pair fully knowing it is happening. Snippets of memory nearly six years old that still make me smile.