7 March – Sun seekers

The moment it’s out,
we are too –
rushing to feel it’s warmth
for even a moment or two.
The texts ping in all day,
‘isn’t it lovely outside?’,
we’re all part of the frenzy,
caught up in vitamin D highs.
I stand and catch a few rays
every time my tea brews,
feeling justified in my obsession,
knowing this spike will make the news.
The dog turns it into a pilgrimage,
following beams from room to room,
stretching out more like a cat
for most of the afternoon.
But you can’t really blame us,
we’re English after all,
so it’s always a major event
when the sun bothers to call.

7 March - Sun seekers