I cannot keep my eyes open

You are unblinking brilliant grey blue

Unripe peach silk

I am dried fig

You are delight, exuberance

I resignation, exhaustion.

What strange partners for the dance

Of motherson be-as-one

Separate, cleave, and re-fuse some

I limp on by your ever-stretching thigh

You reach for and beyond me, high

Giddy with adventure

A confluence of possibilities

you blister-spin in front of me

Multicoloured catherine-wheel

Of fizz and light

At night with you

In bed …. finally!

I lie prostrated

On the settee

Bask in your reflected glory

On my iPhone screen

Blue backlight pictures deepfill

My pupils with thee