Cold snap

Cold snap

So today it’s another cold snap
              Just when I thought I could
put away the woollens and settle
             into my summer wardrobe
I notice that the grey clouds
             are moving down from the north
and through another window
             I can see that the bushes are all
shivering and it’s strangely silent
             in the garden as though the birds
are having a lie-in on account
             of the low temperatures

I do love it when the sun is out
             and I do miss it when
it’s nowhere to be seen
             Of course we’re related
and there’s not a tissue in my body
             that has not been created
by the transformation
             of energies from the sun :
to say we’re practically family
             would be no exaggeration at all

John Lyons

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