Cat and mouse
Sun bed, shorts, sun cream.
Another chance to top up his tan.
A cloud smothers the sun.
Sticks it out as long as he can.
Finally, pulls on his sweater.
As if on cue, the sun re-emerges.
Hotter than ever.
All morning: sweater off, sun in.
Sweater back on, sun back out.
Only when rain sweeps the patio
does he admit defeat.
Retreats indoors, to be met by
the Paleface’s feline smile.