Lockdown heatwave

Lockdown heatwave

Slept till dawn
till the rain
woke me

listened
in the silence
not a breath
of air

not a sound
but for the
staccato of rain
against the skylight

thick drops
of summer rain
my bed linen moist
my brow too

and now I sit here
first coffee of the day
writing these words

I would have shared
the coffee with her
if she were here

the silence too
the silence
filling the space
between us

John Lyons

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