Snuggling back under the duvet,


Listening for the door lock click

and heels that tap away;

cold lino: a new Hackney day,

all ours, warm down,

Love & kisses, kisses, then we sleep.


Listening to the local news:

Snow. Which schools are closed?

Chilling stillness, hooray, it's ours,

snuggle down, warm down,

Hugs & kisses, kisses, then we sleep.


Waiting for the night to end:

What time is it? I cannot see.

It's five my love; a kiss,

And to myself:

Please sleep.


So, for an ever,

the heels have tapped away.

Snuggle down, back down, with me my love,

the snow is deep.



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