celebrating and creating our own LGBTQ+ history in honour of Sheila McWattie

day thirteen

Hallowe’en 1987


the tartan flash of your scarf as you appeared at the top of the platform at Euston

the beam of your smile as you ran towards me

hurtling a trolley to scoop up all my worldy possessions

crammed in cardboard boxes


the look of sheer delight across your face as you held my face

and we kissed

a long deep kiss


and a warm knowing glow hummed between us

as we took the first steps to setting up home together

sharing the weight of the wobbly trolley

up the sloping platform.




Fiona Thomson (age 58) Margate

Comments on: "day thirteen" (3)

  1. Dedicated to Sheila today always close and ever in my heart

  2. Janet Jones said:

    That’s beautiful..optimistic love shines out from the lines!

  3. Oh, I feel like I’m there. I can see the whole thing play out. Can even feel a tingle of excitement in my belly. So well described.

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