Tuesday 9 May 2023

Wake Watch

This is just an exercise in attentive listening....

The hum of stillness

sizzling in my ears

dog breathing like a bellows

opening and closing

car engine expands and recedes

I follow it to a pinpoint

I scratch my head 

to the rhythm of pendulum

neck crackles

like eggshell splitting

in the far kitchen a rustling

of dog or rook or fox

crockery clanks

at the swoop of winged alarmum

and your raucous cough from the bed

clearing the air

Copyright 2023 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

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