Character Building

Light on

at the corner of my yard for the lady next door


walks her dog

in the dark

down the village street

the corner light


the mailbox is yellowing with age

some of the neighbours had put up some Christmas lights

but some haven’t

it is maybe too early

or maybe too late

it is cold now and nobody wants to do lights

it is cold

snow was here and wind has ripped on through the village a couple of times on wild days this week with rain washing away the snow leaving fallen fences, branches in the lane and newspapers in the wrong places


to stay

warm with extra layers and covering


the cat

unexpected but not atypical




into place


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