TOGETHER FOREVER by Jane Oakeley

Missing for seventy-five years
found in a melting glacier
he a shoemaker and she a teacher
a prolific Swiss couple

Marcelin and Francine,
had seven children
she never climbed the glacier before
and never would again.

I imagine the fragrance
of wine on their breath
the sound of their laughter
Marcelin singing
sunshine on blue ice

slipping and sliding
hand in hand
before the plummet
into a crevasse

 

Bio: I live near Masonville, CO and take creative writing classes for fun. Aims Community College has offered some of the best classes I have taken.