Sunset in Sussex

For S. L.

Almost African – I meant our outlook
as we took a dust path – burnished &
other out of reach words – our sun in
its last role – such an unsolid player –
typecast & somewhat unreliable/ As
you burnish – still not a verb to speak
aloud – embered? Rules & right ways
are to be ignored in these days of flu
& concerns? Possibly? We cavort by
text & voice on our propped mobiles
in games of chance – but we both do
admit to tugs & pulls towards full sex
would be more agreeable – after all it
is allowable in wonted times/ There’s
no normal [not now] we’ll wait to set