Walking with Alice

Editorial note: The author of this poem has motor neurone disease. He used to enjoy his walking holidays with his wife, Alice.

Alice needed a rest after nine months of lockdown and care as my functions melted away.

A hurried phone call as she explored north Derbyshire

“I only want to do this walk with you”

The shock of our temporary mutual isolation
The foresight of the end of this story.

Tom Kirwan

4 Replies to “Walking with Alice”

  1. Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.

    Bows to you Tom and Alice


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