Walking with Nieces
The sky has lost its grip
& snowflakes idle down, land
on my beanie hat, shoulders.
We walk in the frosting air. The girls
coast across crystallised puddles,
mittened, scarved & screaming
as a lurk of black ice
takes their feet. Their bones
carefree, full of milk’s generosity.
My wimpish footfall
mocked. They loop around
in bleak folds of light,
impersonate Miley Cyrus
& here I can impress. Name the song.
Get it wrong. Their derision
takes off
like a runaway sledge. Cold
seeps into my Jurassic blood.

Simon French

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