To hear the kiss of a pink silk sheet
Slide slowly across sullen taffeta skies
And understand the russet murmur
Of a parted leaf dejectedly falling
Look upon the glowing smile of the spreading stain of sundown
And close your eyes, confronted with a cacophony of silence...
Whilst the mistress breeze plays a tantalising game
The radiator groans with energy you do not possess
Part heavy linen and leaden lids.
Frozen footfalls echo patience discovered anew.
Brand this day your own;
Smile a scarf around the shivering dawn.