i.m. David Campbell (1943–2009)
About the artist
Helen Garrett’s paintings explore the eternal themes of love, fate and transience. ‘It is the mystery of life that inspires me as a painter.’ Find out more
En route around a familiar sunny bend
one Saturday in February,
my hand upon the wheel.
Your breath, at first unrecognised,
light as a feather brushing across my neck.
creating what was once such a familiar feeling.
Making me realise just how unfamiliar you had become.
to feel you coursing through my veins
You arrived when I wasn’t looking
and took me by surprise.
And now so content
I hardly dare name you.
Just in case you slip away too soon.