The fountain pen

It was probably in Dubai at the Hyatt when I met her
or it may have been in Dresden at the Steigenberger,
can’t remember,

am I just dredging up old memories trying
to keep some flame alive?

but there are lots of things I don’t recall
in this season of my fall
and more things still
I left unsaid

so the Doctor says
what a way to end my days
and then it came to me as
these things usually do
I met her down in Sussex
just outside
Drusillas zoo.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.