I posted this a few days ago but the configuration was not correct, so here's round two and thanks for your patience.
I fancy that I catch a glimpse of you sometimes looking your best
and waving from somewhere behind the gift stand trying
to attract my attention
before smiling and drifting away.
I see you found the pink suede suit again
with matching handbag and shoes...
It still looks good with your hair nicely done - a dash of make-up.
Not too much.
You loved coming here to browse, to dream, seduced
by the scent and the colours of spring
before spying the bedding plants!
We'd need a trolley just to keep pace with your dappled lit face
over violets and pinks.
Especially the pinks.
I will remember you this way in love with
the promise of new life; at your best sighing
with delight at the miniature tea-cups and plates
wondering who would appreciate the time,
the effort spent pondering before declaring
...like a child presented with the dearest gift except
now I see
that in reality
the most precious gift