Winter Footprints

It is a rich and cushioned spring of bound green flesh

This well looked after lawn

As the December storm rages we are here

At the house to let their cats out;

Performing Kanku Dai on the lush grass

leaves impressions of my footprints

I remember my mother bemoaning my football scrapes

On her grass by the shores of our fishing town

Where the seagulls would be paused in a gale’s jaws

The harbour beyond our Ainster hoose

firing white geysers into the air

Pressing into this year’s wind snarl

I ponder on the nature of balance and the past.

*Ainster = Anstruther, Fife; hoose = house; Kanku dai is a Shotokan karate kata

One thought on “Winter Footprints

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.