You look out windows
wearing purple and blue—
complicated and uncomplicated.

My words grow quietly, pampered
and symmetrical like snowballs
I will throw at you.

But, for now, we work—
our silences rocking together
like sleeping cats.


Arnold Dyer


Arnold Dyer lives in north London with his wife and three children. He runs a small advertising firm, and in his spare time moonlights as a fashion designer. Many years ago he won the Somerset Poetry Competition, and in 2016 published a pamphlet of prose poems called Gravity Probe B.