Miss you Julia Darling!
once October meant carved swedes, russet apples,
now it’s pink and I’m aware of brave footballers’ wives,
plucky marathon runners, and fearless explorers —
all doing well despite bc.
there’s pink pasta in Tescos,
vital statistics on every news bulletin
72 per cent of us now live for ten years
Risk factors? Having kids. Not having
Kids. Or having them too late
Why don’t they quote you!
“We’ve made an art of it.
Our skin waits like a drum,
hands folded, unopened.
Eyes are low watt light bulbs”
Roll on November,
Me? I’m fine……….