more grey hairs
than this time
last year

reaching for his coat
he didn't need to consult
the weather forecast

sunshine and showers
no need to water the garden

later though, I'd like to go
to a friend's barbecue

shaving for breakfast,
just confirming
last night's invitation

on the same day
the last leaf falls
from the garden oak
another leaflet
through my letterbox

another sleepless night
wearing lambswool
next to my naked skin