Seasons; I turn up my collar, open the front door, push out against the wind,
mouth pulled like the river in the plan I made of the park in double geography,
when the sun hits right I get used to the way parked cars distort my face,
there's a leaf in my glove, the nap of my boot seems wayward.
Thanks for seasons but they're wasted on me.
I'm not predicated on cycles anymore
all I think about is the war waged on weather by
Blitz ice, you could throw me arse over end, a Japanese burn in the canteen,
but the slow-arse cracking down the sides of my thumbs,
the sheet of fright when a hand opens up suddenly
near the lemons,
it's a piss-take.
I needed seasons but now they just happen,
the El Niño supergroup will make them without precedent,
and perhaps my hands will continue and crack,
perhaps it will just happen.