For Ruth “Results”
tomatoes at home
swimming to find a tap.
from your picture-postcard chipper.
Lady in Blue
Reserve your melancholy, frustrated compatriot!
Your bow of blue
has little pebbles, all brand new,
which meet sky;
All you need is to focus your eye.
Lady in blue, you will travel.
Such indoor bounty –
relaxing in a coconut!
Tapping into the edible wood fruit
just visiting for a cup of tea
hanging off a tree.
Your personal teacup
Your cold damp toes over saucers
My fireside friend.
For Stephen “Non-erotic Innuendo”
Flesh rubbed until it stretched and swelled up
pale floury, moist.
a starchy old recipe
Which has given us life.