15 February 2012


joy at 4am expresses
more or less the special
way our singular and fey
relationship survives

you’re not a species
who’s endangered yet
the joyful play connives
agreeably while it explains

that sixties is an age
where raging as of right
against the gloom of
fading day suggests

despite the early hour
that sex invigorates
immensely – but it might
facilitate in clarifying how

and why our seniors
convey an avidly and
apt delight in sleeping
soundly at midday!
© 20 May 2011, I. D. Carswell