Observing a woman and a dog and a man and a ladder, early spring

The woman stands on the doorstep,
all early-Spring studied indifference
she holds her dog under its belly
casually, The weather is fine and
the dog hangs in undignified pose
but masks its embarassment with
a learnt look of studied insouciance,
relaxed like the ladder leaning
and making a strict angle against
the house, The weather is fine and
the workman is going up the ladder
rung-by-rung, concentrating to make
it look like he is hardly thinking,
hardly looking as he springs
upwards as the woman watches him
get to the roof where he is closer
to the early-Spring sky, The weather is
fine and everyone is keen on the
novelty of it all, of being able to
stand outside without a coat on
once again.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s