This is my time of day
with the door wide open –
just clock ticks and the dog
to keep me company

I am untouched by anyone
whilst the alerts and alarms
are switched off – for now –
I do not think about you

I steer my thoughts around
this selfishness of silence –
I would not explain myself
to any visitor to this moment

In this capsule of my remove
I am so strong – now capable
of stopping time and breath
by not thinking about you


That stillness
feel it
not even a clock

no scrape of chair
nothing dropped

just me sat here
in this echo hall

with upright piano
and parquet floor

set below bays
and the same break
of day

but offset by

and the tune
we must play.