Poems

Geoff Page: ‘For Gwen’

Late-life love for Gwen Having reached it, now I know that late-life love’s the most intense — though some may argue Year 9 lovers likewise share the present tense. Twenties love can be a worry. Why is it one is not surprised when flashy weddings wrought from impulse turn out sad and ill-advised? Thirties love and forties love are way more prudent and sedate, all that ferrying the kids and trying not to stay up late. Late-life love has missed the parents; gets the grown-up kids instead, most of whom will wish you well while just a few may wish…

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