The man was speaking: “Let’s meet back here at the end of time… That’s what you said…”
It had seemed a fantasy; a delight; a thing that would never happen. Impossibly long ago, but meant – clear and sincere.
Yet, here they were, with separate lives behind them, trudging on old legs across the wet sand.
“I’m amazed you remembered the date… you seldom remember my birthday!” She said it with warmth and humour.
He frowned, acutely aware of his own mental limitations. He looked into her hazel eyes, still shining like stars after all these years.
“I have a good heart,” he said, softly.
“That you do,” she whispered. Leaning into his body and stealing a close hug at this special place: the end of the world, at the end of time…
©Stephen Tanham 2021
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