After a long time rustling in the snack mine
you bring me cool beer and salted crisps
leaving extra black sunflower seeds
for the birds as you pass the open window.
As you get closer, socks buffing the laminate
hands parting the foil seal to let the taste out
two soft, smoked grey doves land on the windowsill
and we are eating together, you and me,
and the doves that mate for life.
Winston Plowes shares his floating home in Calderdale UK with his seventeen-year-old cat, Sausage. He teaches creative writing in schools, universities and to local groups while she dreams of Mouseland. His latest collection, Tales from the Tachograph was published jointly with Gaia Holmes in 2018 by Calder Valley Poetry. www.winstonplowes.co.uk Twitter: @WinstonPlowes