Somewhere the waves are snapping at their sun flecks,
the leaves curl down in longing for their shade,
and cats, rehearsing death, watch swallows flicker,
and incidentally you.
Somewhere a woman finds a hidden photo,
a schoolgirl sighs a poem, and a child
discovers ladybirds can beetle off
and innocently you.
Somewhere new lovers sit and watch the old
deception of a setting sun, content
to sing old songs as if they thought them once true,