26 December – Boxing Day walk

After a day celebrating inside with copious quantities of feasting,
it’s good to exchange crisp fresh air for the fug of central heating.
The paths and fields are full of similarly replete neighbours
walking off the excesses of yesterday’s fine, rich flavours;
enjoying clearing their heads and some gentle exercise
following the certain peril of indulging bigger-than-stomach eyes.
We catch up on each others’ Christmases, and who ate most roasts at lunch
before each completing our circuits, and returning to Boxing Day brunch!