..the fisherman..

she came running as always
older than me
her husband older
than her

he gets up on her return
does the times crossword
while she trains

i did not tell her
that I can do it too

a copy though not
so far as her

yet

without special shoes more
like in my sandals

yes two pairs the same because
i buy the same each year so

i keep one pair for walking

the other for paddling and wading
about

he worries about his waders, hangs
them on the gate to dry

cuts the bramble in the lane
in case the rubber punctures