humid evening -
the whirr of cicadas
from the old fridge

while cleaning the dishes
the feeling of being watched
- two kittens on a windowsill

walking slowly
through the flank
- cattle on the footpath!

before closing the curtains
looking for the moon
- a cyclist pulls a wheelie

morning sunshine -
constellations of daisies
above the shadow roof

half asleep
clipping fingernails
before bed

a fishing license query -
the post office clerk
sinks into his seat

petrol pump gloves
hitching a ride
with a gust of wind

wintery forecast -
falling blossom
mistaken for snow

break in the storm -
rainbows
in road spray

rxeitb nsmae trxieb

at the pop-up cinema
swaying side to side
subtitles obscured by heads

summer storm
hail, thunder
and a car alarm

end of the heatwave -
hailstones
on the carpet

summer breeze -
cathedral bells
and a bird of prey

at the cinema
a quiet sequence
pauses all munching

car stereo volume
rising
with the temperature

in the park
a distant air horn celebration
- answered by a coot

in 2 films in 2 days
the phrase
‘Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.‘

HEATWAVE
for the third evening in a row
the fridge temperature light glows red