In the weeks before the windows arrive
from northern Norway,
where they really understand triple glazing,

the house is porous. Puddles form and evaporate
on the flagstones,
laundry is trailed straight through casements,

clouds are snagged between purlin and rafter
waiting for the skylight
to keep the heavens in their place.



Rowan Lyster is a poet, cartoonist and arts administrator from Herefordshire, currently living and working in London. She can be found on Twitter @rowanlyster.Β  Β Β