It’s National Poetry Day today so here’s one of mine…..
When the house stands sullen in the darkness
and the windows are bleak blind;
When the light throws pot plants centre stage
and the garden is a looming shroud;
When the car lock clunks with an orange flash
and the garage door shuts with a thud;
When a single star sits in a navy sky
and branches are black-laced fans;
When the silence rings like tinnitus
as I aim for the door with my key;
When the soft footstep behind me is
simply a dried leaf –
then, do I weep.