The problem with Sally
is that she likes to climb
to expand to the highest point.
Those scrilly cliffs and panoramas
all great when you’re in the lake district
but not when you’re visiting your
boyfriends parents for the first time.
Gazing down from
the mantelpiece with her feet set at five and seven o’clock.
spread calves frame a photo of her love
as a child with bowl head hair.
Edging along to the corner
eyeing the ceiling coving.