My eggshell head
The cafe has a downstairs
that not a lot of people know about
because it feels like you're going down
into the stockroom.
I once had a relationship with a ballet dancer
which was a fun thing to be able to say sometimes
but we made each other grumpy
but in those two months I learnt a lot
about ballet and life
and we've stayed in touch
I didn't think we'd stay in touch.
She texted me a photograph
of her with a shaved head and to tell me,
her sister had had twins
and I've never met her sister but some people
you just love hearing about.
A new relationship is permission
to go into somebody else's house
and to get familiar with their kitchen routines
and to be mentioned on phone-calls.
That's it, I think, to hear your name
being said during someone else's conversation