Forty Years On

Their electric guitars jangled in our ears,
The Searchers, Liverpool, 1965 the stuffy Sink Club.

We two-stepped cheek to cheek
to "What Have They Done to the Rain?"
Afterward, the bus trip to Tunnel Road;
we kissed in a chandler's shop doorway.

I can still taste your Beechnut chewing gum.

By Christopher T. George