She puts her hand on the radiator
every time she passes by.
I hear it from all the way upstairs,
when her wedding ring taps
against the glossed metal,
the sound of it makes me smile.
She is never really cold, not really,
she just fears that, one day,
she might be,
and she is not prepared for that.
Matt Nicholson is a poet and performer from East Yorkshire…a very cultured place of late. His latest collection, We are not all blessed with a hat-shaped head, was published by Kings England Press in April 2018. http://www.kingsengland.com/we-are-not-all-blessed-with-a-hat-shaped-head-c2x25917079 Twitter: @mattpoethull