Red Tail Lights
One night was all they had, borrowed time.
A chance meeting at a lunch party.
An evening on the beach.
Champagne and strawberries on a red gingham cloth.
Walking in the water; shallow waves breaking over bare feet.
Tender kisses in the glow of sunset,
The breeze off the sea lifting their hair.
The summer night casting its magic spell.
He couldn’t stay; work would take him to a far off land.
One night was all they had.
Those footsteps would never be walked again.
He took her home.
One last kiss.
The last she saw of him were the red tail lights of his car receding into the darkness of the lane.