Night Rain

The summer showers,
(dried peas on the roof),
woke me to pre-dawn light.
A visit to the loo..

This Day

This day is unsteady,
an earthquake,
instead of a tremor,
as I am walked
by the all-pull-dog ..

A Son

A son: Thomas Howard,
Fourteen years old,
Was lain, hardly checked,
To enter the cold: