All the time

Alice Willington

All the time on the train today
I have imagined you feeding me ice-cream,
chocolate and distinct, from an elegant spoon.

Perhaps we have arrived at the Grand Café – 
there must be a table in the mirror’s eternity. 
The train has stalled at Arisaig – should I wait?

Alice Willington won second prize in the 2009 Ledbury Poetry Competition. Her poems have appeared in Magma, Under the Radar and other magazines. Her pamphlet Long After Lights Out (Eyewear) was published in November 2015.