January 2021

1
A black and white cat
walks past me twice, and each time
stares at me reading.

2
So used now to damp
benches, I sit and watch geese
standing on the pool.

3
Small figures dwindling,
decapitated, built from
snow that came last night.

4
Cold enough to keep
my coat on in the waiting
room before the scan.

5
The skateboarding man,
new on this patch, steals acclaim
from the skating guy.

6
A trunk, prone, with a
carved eye and a lizard, might
be the crocodile.

7
A staying in day
watching the summery sky
turn dark before five.