The Purple Love Affair by Helen Openshaw The violet hue of purple dreamsin a tiny wedding bouquet isheld against an equally tiny waist with a promise. And later, violets given for anniversariesremind them of the breath held,cloudless day.Later still Parma violet sweetsin paper bags from the corner shopmake a different gift. Found in pockets and bedside tables – a smiling sorry to comfort and soothethe path taken together. About the Author Helen Openshaw is a Drama and English teacher from Cumbria. She enjoys writing poetry and plays, and inspiring her students to write. Helen has had a short monologue commissioned by Knock and Nash productions. Recently published poetry work has appeared in Secret Chords by Folklore publishing and Green Ink Poetry magazine.