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