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Ships that pause in the night,
Breaking from long voyages
To exchange greetings
And maybe ease loneliness.
She loved him in spite of his looks,
His rugby forward's nose, battered
Broken bridged against his tan
Acquired from hard labour in the sun
Not from any tanning parlour bed.

Work hardened muscles
That had never seen the inside
Of the sports club or gym
Muscles That rippled and flexed
As she seduced him
Reduced him
to a thing of passion
That screamed its delight
In the warmth of her embrace
And she screamed hers back
Until sated and exhausted
He slept in her arms
Chin nuzzled to her neck.
And she smiled with contentment.

Tomorrow was another day
But tonight was special
A night she never wanted to end
But knew all too soon it would
As she slipped gently in to sleep.
He was gone when she awoke
Leaving just the impression,
The head shaped dent
Pressed into her pillow
And the remembrance of their joy.

Waking up again hours later
She found the little note that said
Goodbye special person
Until the next time I'm back in port,
Scrawled in a childish hand
Under  the mobile phone number
Underlined twice for effect.
She slipped back into sleep
Smiling in anticipation
Ships that pass
And repass in the night
But occasionally
Anchor up alongside
To exchange greetings and joy.

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